Join us for an evening with author Craig Childs and musician Kate MacLeod. This event is free and open to the public.
Craig Childs is known for following ancient migration routes on foot, following lines of pre-Columbian trade the Southwest, and, most recently, ways used by the first people to enter the Americas in the Ice Age. He has published more than a dozen books of adventure, wilderness, and science, including his latest, Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America. He has won the Orion Book Award and has twice won the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award, the Galen Rowell Art of Adventure Award, and the Spirit of the West Award for his body of work. He is contributing editor at Adventure Journal Quarterly, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Men's Journal, and Outside. The New York Times says "Childs's feats of asceticism are nothing if not awe-inspiring: he's a modern-day desert father." He has a BA in Journalism from CU Boulder with a minor in Women's Studies, and from Prescott College, an MA in Desert Studies. An occasional commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition, he has taught writing at University of Alaska in Anchorage and the Mountainview MFA at Southern New Hampshire University. He lives outside of Norwood, Colorado. Kate MacLeod is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her style is inspired by Easter European music, by Classical training, and by a lifetime steeped in American and Celtic traditional music. She performs throughout the United States and in Europe, teaches at music camps, and performs as an instrumentalist and vocalist with other touring musicians.
This event is presented by Torrey House Press and Ken Sanders Rare Books. Torrey House Press is also supported by Utah Division of Arts & Museums and by Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks.