Events at Honest Dog Books
Monday, March 1, 7 p.m. CST
Canoeing with José
Author(s) Chat with Julie Buckles & Jon Lurie
Jon Lurie is the author of the memoir Canoeing with José, a story about paddling the route Eric Severeid made famous in his book Canoeing with the Cree. He is also the co-author, with Clyde Bellecourt, of The Thunder Before the Storm, a Minnesota Book Award finalist. Lurie has worked as a wilderness guide, as a teen adviser at a Native American journalism program, and as an editor at the Anchorage Press and The Rake. A graduate of the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Minnesota, Lurie has taught creative writing at Macalester College and the University of Minnesota, where he currently teaches experiential learning. He lives on an island in the Mississippi River, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Julie Buckles, owner of Honest Dog Books and author of Paddling to Winter, a memoir about her 1,700 mile canoe journey from Lake Superior to Wollaston Lake, will be leading the conversation.
Monday, March 8, 7 p.m. CST
Reflection of a Life in Exile
Author Chat with JF Riordan
J. F. Riordan has worked in opera, in the classroom, and in philanthropy, but her first love is writing. She is the author of four novels in the award-winning North of the Tension Line series, and a book of essays, Reflections on a Life in Exile. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and three dogs.
Monday, March 15, 7 p.m. CST
The River & Other Adventures
Author Chat with Peter Heller
Peter Heller is a longtime contributor to NPR, and a former contributing editor at Outside Magazine, Men’s Journal, and National Geographic Adventure. He is an award-winning adventure writer and bestselling author of four books of literary nonfiction including our February Book of the Month selection The River, named as one of the ten books you’ll want to read this spring by the Wall Street Journal.
Monday, April 5, 7:30 p.m. CST
The End of Night
Cynthia Belmont & Paul Bogard
A brilliantly starry night is one of nature’s most thrilling wonders. Yet in our world of nights as bright as day, most of us no longer experience true darkness. Eight out of ten Americans born today won’t ever live where they can see the Milky Way. And exposure to artificial light at night has been cited as a factor in health concerns ranging from poor sleep to cancer. Paul Bogard travels the globe to find the night, blending personal narrative, natural history, health, science, and folklore to shed light on darkness. Showing exactly what we’ve lost, what we have left, and what we might hope to regain, he attempts nothing less than a restoration of how we see the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky.
The annual International Dark Skies Night happens all over the world April 5-12. Join us.