An Evening with Local Authors of Conundrum Press

Join us for a very special evening of readings and discussion with local authors published by Conundrum Press, including Michael J. Henry, author of No Stranger Than My Own, Robert King, author of Some of These Days, Robert McBrearty, author of Let the Birds Drink in Peace, David Rothman, author of Living the Life, and Kathryn Winograd, author of Phantom Canyon.More About the Books:Michael J. Henry, author of No Stranger Than My OwnMichael Henry's poems are a skilled, luminous negotiation with the surfaces of life and the shapes of memory. His poems, shot through with feeling and perfectly crafted, are as happy sounding the dark classical themes of poetry as they are finding the saving glisten of the everyday. Michael Henry is co-founder and Executive Director of Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Robert King, author of Some of These DaysRobert King's poems ruminate and celebrate, embrace and release, laying moments of insight and feeling on our open palms like fragrant pine needles. The poet leads us from what he calls "first days" (a childhood in Omaha during WWII and then Colorado) to "last days" (wrestlings with mortality) to "these days" in the eternal Now of the natural world. King moves with ease from humor to heartbreak, often in a single poem, and his language is always fresh and clear.Robert McBrearty, author of Let the Birds Drink in PeacePushcart Prize winner Robert McBrearty's stories are inhabited by a range of characters and settings, but what they have in common is a curiosity about the world and how each character can find his own place in it. Whether he's a budding writer, fading professor, or worried older brother, McBrearty's characters are concerned with essential questions about how to reconcile outside forces against desire. No matter what the situation, empathy is front and center in this thoughtful collection.David Rothman, author of Living the LifeSkiing is an environment sport. The ones who are most committed, who fall in love with mountains and the alpine life, are not only athletes, but rather people who have chosen to live their lives in a particular way. This is a book for all those people. In 38 tales of adventure and self-discovery, adrenaline and honesty, David Rothman reveals the soul skier's raison d'etre: to find exhilaration, laughter, love, and everything else that matters in the heart of the mountains.Kathryn Winograd, author of Phantom CanyonFrom forest fires to mountain lions, Ohio farm to Colorado cabin, violation to silence to reclamation, Kathryn Winograd draws attention to the details that braid her own history with that of the land on which she dwells, and with her husband, daughters, and anyone who has experienced loss and fought for renewal. Her collection of poetic personal essays becomes a ring of concentric circles—one essay builds upon the next to achieve deeper meaning and truth, revealing, at the center, mercy.This is a FREE event, open to everybody!

Event date: 
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1107 Pearl St
80302 Boulder
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No Stranger Than My Own Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780971367883
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Conundrum Press - June 27th, 2012

Some of These Days Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781938633218
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Published: Conundrum Press (Colorado) - May 20th, 2013

Let the Birds Drink in Peace Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780971367821
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Published: Conundrum Press - October 2011

Living the Life: Tales from America's Mountains & Ski Towns Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781938633324
Availability: Special Order
Published: Conundrum Press (Colorado) - November 5th, 2013

Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781938633249
Availability: Special Order
Published: Conundrum Press (Colorado) - February 18th, 2014