Gary Noy, Author and Lecturer
In 2011, Gary Noy was interviewed for "Nature Dreaming: Rediscovering California's Landscape", a two-part public radio series drawing upon dramatic readings of California landscape writing and commentary by prominent humanities scholars. This two-hour radio program was part of Santa Clara University's California Legacy project, directed by Dr. Terry Beers, and aired on a number of National Public Radio (NPR) stations. Presented here is the filmed version of the interview -- the audio from the interview was incorporated into the radio program.
Published November 30, 2011.
Interview on Capital Public Radio's "Insight" program, hosted by Beth Ruyak. A discussion of Gold Rush Stories. Originally aired on May 9, 2017.
Interview on KVPR, Fresno NPR Station, on "Valley Edition," hosted by Joe Moore. A discussion of Sierra Stories. Originally aired May 20, 2014.
Interview on Capital Public Radio's "Insight" program, hosted by Jeffrey Callison. A discussion of The Illuminated Landscape by co-editors Gary Noy and Rick Heide, illustrator/contributor Joe Medeiros, and foreword author Robert Hanna, great-great grandson of John Muir. Originally aired May 17, 2010
"The Elegant Utility of Formalized Curiosity, or, The Importance of Research in Writing" - Keynote Address for the Sierra Writers Conference
January 20, 2018
On January 20, 2018, Gary Noy delivered the Keynote Address for the Sierra Writers Conference held at the Nevada County Campus of Sierra College in Grass Valley, California. Gary's topic was "The Elegant Utility of Formalized Curiosity, or, The Importance of Research in Writing." A short video summarizing the conference was produced by Redfern Studios and is presented here. It features snippets from Gary's address.
This summary video and additional information is also available at www.SierraWritersConference.com
Highlights of Sierra Nevada literature are discussed by the editors and illustrator of the California Legacy anthology The Illuminated Landscape: A Sierra Nevada Anthology (Heyday, Santa Clara University, Sierra College Press, 2010). Featured are (l. to r.) Rick Heide (editor), Gary Noy (editor), and Joe Medeiros (Illustrator/Contributor). Published April 23, 2012. Produced for the Santa Clara University "California Legacy Project," coordinated by Dr. Terry Beers. Videography by Terry Beers.
Interview on Capital Public Radio's "Insight" program, hosted by Beth Ruyak. A discussion of Sierra Stories. Originally aired on April 28, 2014.
Photo by Daryl Stinchfield, February 2017
"Lind Mania in California"
In June 2018, Gary Noy participated in a documentary project entitled "Following Deer Creek," which chronicles the history, natural history, and culture of Deer Creek in Nevada County, California. This project is produced by Lisa Redfern of Redfern Studios. Among the several videos in which Gary participated was this one focusing on Jenny Lind, the famous 19th century Swedish opera singer.
Additional information on the "Following Deer Creek" project can be found at
Feature interview on KRCB 91.1 FM, North Bay Public Media, conducted by News Director Bruce Robinson. A discussion of Gold Rush Stories. Originally aired on June 9, 2017.
On May 2, 2017, Gary Noy appeared live on "Good Day Sacramento" with reporter Cambi Brown to discuss Gold Rush Stories and to promote his speaking engagement at the Sierra College Natural History Museum on May 12, 2017. The May 12 event was the official Sierra College Book Launch for Gold Rush Stories.
Published May 4, 2017.
"California Gold Rush Fires and Floods"
California Historical Society
June 1, 2017
On June 1, 2017, Gary Noy spoke at the California Historical Society in San Francisco, He was introduced by Patty Pforte, Manager of Pubic Programs. Gary's topic was "California Gold Rush Fires and Floods."
The presentation was recorded by C SPAN and aired nationally on C SPAN 3 American History television. Available only through C SPAN website.
"A Night at the State Library"
May 10, 2017
On May 10, 2017, Gary Noy spoke at "A Night at the State Library" at the California State Library, Sacramento. He was introduced by Gary Kurutz, Principal Librarian emeritus of the California State Library. Gary's topic was "Very Little Law: Law, Legislation, and Hullabaloo during the California Gold Rush."
Published on YouTube on May 11, 2017. Available only through YouTube.