Dear Literary Sojourn fans,
As gathering constraints of the pandemic linger into 2021, the spirit of Literary Sojourn is alive and well.  We’re thrilled to share two more live author events presented by Bud Werner Memorial Library this spring.
These are free talks specially curated for Sojourn lovers like you. Join us for live virtual conversations with award-winning authors, and ask questions from the socially distant comfort of your home.
Acclaimed science writer Michelle Nijhuis
Spend an evening with acclaimed science journalist Michelle Nijhuis as she shares Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction, a vibrant history of the modern conservation movement told through the lives and ideas of the people who built it. In the late nineteenth century, as humans came to realize that our rapidly industrializing and globalizing societies were driving other animal species to extinction, a movement to protect and conserve them was born. In Beloved Beasts, Nijhuis traces the movement’s history. As the destruction of other species continues and the effects of climate change escalate, Beloved Beasts charts the ways conservation is becoming a movement for the protection of all species—including our own.
Michelle Nijhuis is a project editor at the Atlantic, a contributing editor at High Country News, and an award-winning reporter whose work has been published in National Geographic and the New York Times Magazine. She is coeditor of The Science Writers’ Handbook.
Check out Beloved Beasts at Bud Werner Memorial Library. 
Buy a signed copy of Beloved Beasts from Off the Beaten Path.
Join the virtual talk at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 22 on Crowdcast, where you can watch and ask questions from the socially distant comfort of your home. Sign up so you can sign in.
Sign-up to join Michelle Nijhuis' talk on Crowdcast
Award-winning author Russell Banks
Spend an evening in conversation with Russell Banks as he shares his new novel, Foregone. Banks is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and the internationally acclaimed author of 21 fiction and nonfiction books, including the novels Continental Drift, Rule of the Bone, The Book of Jamaica, Cloudsplitter and Lost Memory of Skin. His honors include Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships; O’Henry and Best American Short Story Awards; the John Dos Passos Award; the inaugural Thornton Wilder Prize, the American Book Award; the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the Anisfield-Wolf Prize, and the 2011 Common Wealth Award for Literature. He has been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.
Foregone is a searing new novel about memory, abandonment and betrayal. At the center of Foregone is famed Canadian American leftist documentary filmmaker Leonard Fife, one of sixty thousand draft evaders and deserters who fled to Canada to avoid serving in Vietnam. Fife, now in his late seventies, is dying of cancer in Montreal and has agreed to a final interview in which he is determined to bare all his secrets at last, to demythologize his mythologized life. Imaginatively structured around Fife’s secret memories and alternating between the experiences of the characters who are filming his confession, the novel challenges our assumptions and understanding about a significant lost chapter in American history and the nature of memory itself.
Check out Foregone at Bud Werner Memorial Library.
Buy Foregone from Steamboat Springs' independent bookstore, Off the Beaten Path.
Join the virtual talk at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 1 on Crowdcast. Sign up so you can sign in.
Sign-up to join Russell Banks' talk on Crowdcast
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March 16, 2021
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