Spend an evening with Nancy Pearl.
Spend an evening with Nancy Pearl.
Dear Literary Sojourn fans,
Because it’s Sojourn season, we have an announcement that we trust will bring you some literary joy during September.

You’re invited to a free author event!

In addition to presenting the annual Literary Sojourn Festival of Authors, the Bud Werner Memorial Library hosts a year-round author series. On September 15, the Library is presenting past Sojourn Master of Ceremonies Nancy Pearl for a free virtual author talk.
Spend an evening with Nancy Pearl, a.k.a. America's Librarian, as she shares her brand-new book, The Writer's Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives. Join the virtual talk at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15 on Crowdcast, where you can watch and ask questions from the socially distant comfort of your home. All you have to do is sign up so you can sign in. It’s simple.
Sign-up to join Nancy Pearl’s talk on Crowdcast

About The Writer’s Library

A love letter to books and a celebration of wordsmiths, The Writer’s Library is a treasure for anyone who has been moved by the written word. Before Jennifer Egan, Louise Erdrich, Luis Alberto Urrea and Jonathan Lethem became revered authors, they were readers. In this ebullient book, Nancy Pearl interviews a diverse range of America's most notable and influential writers about the books that shaped them and inspired them to leave their own literary mark.
Twenty-three of today's living literary legends, including Donna Tartt, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Andrew Sean Greer, Laila Lalami, and Michael Chabon, reveal the books that made them think, brought them joy, and changed their lives. This is an intimate, moving, and insightful collection that celebrates the power of literature and reading to connect us all.
Buy The Writer's Library from Steamboat Springs' independent bookstore, Off the Beaten Path.

About Nancy Pearl

Nancy Pearl is a bestselling author, librarian and literary critic, but first and foremost, she is a reader and has spent her life promoting reading as one of the most beneficial and joyful experiences anyone can have.
Pearl can be found on NPR’s Morning Edition talking about her favorite books. Her monthly television show on the Seattle Channel, Book Lust with Nancy Pearl, features interviews with authors, poets, and other literary figures. Among her many honors are the 2011 Librarian of the Year Award from Library Journal and the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. Nancy is the creator of the internationally recognized program If All of Seattle Read the Same Book, and was the inspiration for the Archee McPhee "Librarian Action Figure."
Nancy has made readers' advisory the center of her work as a librarian and educator, and began developing her methodology and practices almost 40 years ago. Her goal is to ensure that readers' advisors have the skills to help patrons find good books, and she has spent over 15 years teaching her methodology to masters of library science students at the University of Washington.

Save the Date

Following our pandemic pause, the next Literary Sojourn is scheduled for Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the beautiful Strings Pavilion. Like you, we long for the time when we gather again with stellar authors for a full afternoon of literature among the fall foliage.
Watch for more 2021 author announcements in the new year. In the meantime, visit www.literarysojourn.org for reading lists surrounding the three authors who are still set to join us next year: Maaza Mengiste, author of the The Shadow King — longlisted for this year’s Booker Prize; Julia Phillips; and our Master of Ceremonies Jess Walter, whose critically acclaimed new novel, The Cold Millions, will be published in October. Keep watching your Literary Sojourn newsletters for more information.
See you at the Sojourn!
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September 1, 2020
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