Events and Bio (below)
COLORADO/UTAH EVENTS COMING UP:
Townie Books—Crested Butte, Colorado
The Sherbino Theater
604 & 610 Clinton Street P.O. Box 236. Ridgway, Colorado 81432. 970.318.0892 ·
Telluride Between the Covers Bookstore
In Conversation with Craig Childs
Wednesday June 23
Third Thursdays at Fenceline
Thursday June 24
Boulder Mountain Lodge
Sunday July 11
July 8, Entrada Institute. Torrey, Utah
July 15, Ken Sanders Rare Books
Salt Lake City, Utah
July 22, Boulder Bookstore
David Gessner is the author of Quiet Desperation, Savage Delight: Sheltering with Thoreau in the Age of Crisis and Leave It As It Is: A Journey Through Theodore Roosevelt's American Wilderness, which Robert Redford called "a rallying cry in the age of climate change," and ten other books that blend a love of nature, humor, memoir, and environmentalism. These books include the New York Times-bestselling All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner and the American West and the prize-winning The Tarball Chronicles (Association for Study of Literature and the Environment's award for best book of creative writing 2011/ 2012, Reed Award for Best Book on the Southern Environment 2012) about the Gulf oil spill. His other books include Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession and My Wild Youth, Sick of Nature, My Green Manifesto, and Return of the Osprey, which the Boston Globe called a "classic of American nature writing" and chose as one of their top ten books of the year.
In 2003 Gessner taught Environmental Writing as a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard, and he now serves as Chair of the Creative Writing Department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the prize-winning literary magazine, Ecotone. His own magazine publications include pieces in the New York Times Magazine, Outside, Sierra, Audubon, Orion, and many other magazines, and his prizes include a Pushcart Prize and the John Burroughs Award for Best Nature Essay for his essay "Learning to Surf." His television work includes appearances on MSNBC, and a turn as host of the National Geographic Explorer show, "The Call of the Wild."
"A master essayist." –Booklist
"For nature-writing enthusiasts, Gessner needs no introduction. His books and essays have in many ways redefined what it means to write about the natural world, coaxing the genre from a staid, sometimes wonky practice to one that is lively and often raucous."—Washington Post."
"David Gessner has been a font of creativity ever since the 1980s, when he published provocative political cartoons in that famous campus magazine, the Harvard Crimson. These days he's a naturalist, a professor and a master of the art of telling humorous and thought-provoking narratives about unusual people in out-of-the way-places."
--The San Francisco Chronicle
TUESDAY JUNE 6, 2017
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH BREWERY 6201 OLEANDER-
7:00 PM Event HOSTED BY POMEGRANATE BOOKS
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7 – DURHAM
THE REGULATOR BOOKSHOP
7:00 PM Event 720 Ninth Street, Durham, NC 27705
SUNDAY, JUNE 11 – ALBUQUERQUE
3:00 PM Event 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
MONDAY, JUNE 12 – TELLURIDE
BETWEEN THE COVERS
6:30 PM Event 224 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
• They would like to organize an outdoor Frisbee mini-match or demo or interactive target throws in the pocket park near them. The reading itself will likely not be in their shop.
• They are thinking that the interactive part would start at 6:30pm and the reading will start at 7:30pm.
THURSDAY, JUNE 15 – EDWARDS
BOOKWORM OF EDWARDS
6:00 PM Event 295 Main St, Edwards, CO 81632
TUESDAY, JUNE 20 – BOULDER
7:30 PM Event Pearl Street Mall, 1107 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21 – DENVER
TATTERED COVER BOOKS
7:00 PM Event 2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206
Contact: Daniel George (303.322.1965 x1737)
• This will be a reading and/or discussion with a Q&A and book signing.
THURSDAY, JUNE 22 – FORT COLLINS
OLD FIREHOUSE BOOKS
6:00 PM Event 232 Walnut St, Fort Collins, CO 80524
MONDAY, JUNE 26 – PORTLAND
7:15 PM Arrival POWELL’S BOOKS ON HAWTHORNE
7:30 PM Event 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
THURSDAY, JUNE 29 – SEATTLE
6:45 PM Arrival ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY
7:00 PM Event 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Events from earlier in spring 2015:
Friday, 5/1: Ken Sanders Rare Books in Salt Lake City
Sunday, 5/3: 3 pm afternoon event at Bookworks in Albuquerque
Monday, 5/4: 7 pm Changing Hands event in Phoenix
Tuesday, 5/5: 7:30 pm event at Boulder Bookstore
Wednesday 5/6 Tattered Cover Denver, CO
Friday May 8. 7:30 pm. Oregon State. Corvallis. Valley Library.
Saturday May 16. 7 - 8:30 PM.
Wenatchee Valley College Wenatchee, WA 98801
At the Grove, which is the recital hall at the Music and Arts Center:
Sunday May 17th Birdfest Leavenworth, WA ,
noon to 1:30 PM: talk osprey at the Wenatchee River Institute Barn Learning Center,
Monday 05/18: Portland 7 :30 PM POWELL'S BOOKSTORE
Tuesday 05/19: Seattle 7:00 PM ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY
Wednesday 05/20: Bellingham, Washington 7 :00 PM VILLAGE BOOKS
Thursday 05/21: Seattle THIRD PLACE BOOKS