Puget Sound friends! I will be talking about foraging, fishing, writing, kids in the outdoors and conservation with my good friend, author Bruce Barcott, on Tuesday, April 12th at the Seattle Patagonia store. At some point, I will read a few stories from Closer to the Ground as well. Doors open at 7:00pm, talk and reading starts at 7:30. If nothing else, come for the snacks from Patagonia Provisions and beer.
The real treat of the evening, though, is the opportunity to meet Bruce. He’s an incredible writer and thinker, and the author of some of my favorite books: The Measure of a Mountain, The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw, and most recently, Weed the People. And since he’s going to be asking the questions, I guess I’m not really sure what exactly we’ll be talking about. But knowing Bruce, I’m sure it will be interesting.
I’m stoked for the event and looking forward to meeting everyone. Come on down if you can. Hope you are all well.
Just a quick reminder about upcoming book tour events. I will be at the Portland Patagonia store Wednesday, March 9th, “in conversation with” my good friend, novelist John Larison. Doors open at 7:00pm, and we’ll start talking about Closer to the Ground, kids, foraging and food at 7:45. At some point, I will read some stories from the book as well. Snacks from Patagonia Provisions. Join us if you can.
And if you don’t know him or his work, Larison is brilliant. He’s the author of Northwest of Normal and Holding Lies, not to mention an incredible new novel (It’s going to be huge!) due out next year. He’s also a hell of a nice guy, an amazing angler, hunter, forager and father, and one of the main forces behind my writing of the book in the first place. His work and life continue to inspire me, and I’m honored to appear with him. I think you’ll really enjoy meeting him.
I will post more specifics as the dates come closer, but here are a few more: I will be at Patagonia San Francisco at 7:00pm, March 16th; Patagonia Seattle, 7:00pm April 12th (with yet another great writer and friend, Bruce Barcott, author of The Measure of a Mountain, The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw, and most recently, Weed the People); Patagonia Vancouver (BC), 7:00pm April 27th; and Patagonia Upper West Side, New York City, 7:00pm, May 18th (with New Yorker Cover artist, Adrian Tomine, who in addition to being my brother, is the author/illustrator of Summer Blonde, Shortcomings, and the recent and highly acclaimed Killing and Dying). I think these events are going to be a lot of fun.
And this time, it’s FREE! Fresh off even more impressive kudos, like the Audience Choice Award at Telluride, and stellar reviews in Outside, DamNation will be screening at select Patagonia stores around the country on June 5th. Fortunately for us, Seattle is one of those stores. But the film did sell out at SIFF a couple weeks ago, so you’ll need to call the Seattle Patagonia store <206.622.9700> to reserve seats.
I will be there to do a little Q & A after the screening, hang out, chew the fat, whatever. I think it’s going to be a great event for a fantastic movie.
Details: DamNation Film Screening, 7:00pm, Thursday, June 5th at Seattle Patagonia. Reserve seats: 206.622.9700. Cost: nada, zip, zero, zilch. For more info or to watch the cool trailer, click HERE.