More Events Coming Soon
7/30--Charmaine Ortega-Getz, author of Weird Colorado and Carol Turner, author of The Notorious San Juans
7/31--Newberry Honor winner Jacqueline Kelly, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
8/4--the Durango Dharma Center presents Lama Surya Das, Buddha Standard Time
8/6--debut novelist BK Loren, Theft
8/9--Pam Houston in conversation with debut novelist Christian Kiefer, The Infinite Tides
8/27--Dr. Jon Kedrowski, Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado Fourteener High Bivys
9/10--Mystery writer CM Wendelboe, Death Where the Bad Rocks Live
William J. Cobb, The Bird Saviors
9/28-29--3rd annual Durango Public Library Literary Festival featuring young adult author Ellen Hopkins, storyteller Indiana Bones, a Local Authors Fair, and a panel discussion about censorship
featuring Chris Finan, president of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression
Kaya McLaren, How I Came to Sparkle Again
10/9--Craig Childs celebrates his new book Apocalyptic Planet
What a truly amazing event we had this week with author Amanda Padoan and Chhiring Dorje sherpa, the Nepali mountaineer whose heroism she writes about in her book
Himalayan Kitchen, pictured above, was mesmorized by Amanda and Chhiring's further stories about the fateful day in 2008 when 11 died on K2, and enjoyed meeting Chhiring's wife Dawa, too. Deepest thanks to Karma Tenzig Bhotia and his fantastic staff at the restaurant for making us all so welcome and for sharing his gorgeous photos of the Himalayas with us--it was the perfect setting! In case you missed it, we loved reading Luke Mehall's profile in the Durango Telegraph last week, and learning about Karma's mountaineering background as well. We'll definitely look for more opportunities to set up author dinners in the future, based on the success of this one!
Of course, the big news in our events schedule is
down to just three tickets as the newsletter is being sent out! More on the event below.
Also below, you'll find more information about our participation in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. We'd love to have you walk with our team, "Bookin' It," as we raise money for cancer research. Making a donation to our team is another great way to join in. We are so grateful to our community for all the ways you support us, and we're looking forward to giving back in this way.
|Terry Tempest Williams|
When Women Were Birds
Tuesday, June 26th
at the Durango Arts Center
doors open at 6:00
photo by Marion Ettlinger
We are so pleased to welcome Terry Tempest Williams back to Durango in celebration of her newest book When Women Were Birds: Fifty-Four Variations on Voice.
Our event at the Durango Arts Center, which holds 200 people, is nearly sold out--a true testimony of this community's love of Terry's work, vision and talent. Former Fort Lewis College president Joel Jones
will introduce Terry, and there will be time for folks to have their books signed after her presentation.
When Women Were Birds is a stirring, powerful meditation on voice, family and the natural world. A long-awaited companion to Refuge, it is a contemplation of the many possible meanings of Terry's mother's mysterious act--leaving her fifty-four journals to Terry, all of them completely blank. At once an exploration of the strength of silence and a celebration of voice, When Women Were Birds is, Terry says, the book she was meant to write.
Please remember to bring your ticket with you to the event, as we are anticipating a sold-out venue!
|Relay for Life
|Friday, July 13th through Saturday, July 14th
Ray Dennison Memorial Field
at Fort Lewis College
We are celebrating Andrea's cancer-free status by fielding a team for Relay for Life again this year. We know too many people whose lives have been impacted by cancer.
Two years ago, Andrea was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and now she's heading our team, "Bookin' It," to express her thanks for all who walked before her to help ensure her type of cancer is treatable.
The Relay for Life takes place Ray Denison Field at Fort Lewis College from 6:00 pm on Friday, June 13th through 8:00 am the next morning. Walkers will circle the track through the night, celebrating survivors and honoring those who have lost their battles with cancer.
You can help us by walking with our team or making a donation to help us reach our goal of raising $1500 to support cancer research. We appreciate anything you can contribute!
This year, at the La Plata County Relay for Life we have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in research in our community. The American Cancer Society will be enrolling participants for their newest research study, the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) on Friday, July 13 from 5:30 - 9:30pm. You can participate if you are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study (which involves completing follow-up surveys periodically over the next 20-30 years), are between the ages of 30 and 65 years old and have never been diagnosed with cancer. By joining CPS-3, you can help us understand how to prevent cancer, which will save lives and give people more of their most precious resource: time.
Email LaPlataCPS3@gmail.com or call toll free at 1-888-604-5888 for more information.
CAN'T MAKE IT?
If you'd like an autographed book from any of our author events, please call us at 970.247.1438
to pre-pay and we'll have a copy signed for you.
Signed books make great gifts!
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