Writer and adventurer Craig Childs presents a night of storytelling, music, and a reading from his new collection of desert essays.
From the author of The Secret Knowledge of Water
and Atlas of a Lost World
comes a deeply felt collection focusing on a vivid series of desert icons: a sheet of virga over Monument Valley, white seashells in dry desert sand, boulders impossibly balanced, bones rolling on a skeleton coast. Childs delves into the primacy of the land and the profound nature of the more-than-human, drawing on a lifetime of experiences in desert landscapes. Each essay is accompanied by an illustration from Utah artist Claire Taylor.
PARKING / LIGHT RAIL
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Don't want to drive? Take the Light Rail! It lets off at the Central Avenue/Camelback Park-and-Ride, which has hundreds of free parking spaces across the street from Changing Hands.
Craig Childs has published more than a dozen critically acclaimed books, including The Secret Knowledge of Water
and his most recent, Atlas of a Lost World
. He is a contributing editor at Adventure Journal Quarterly
and his work has appeared in the Atlantic
, New York Times
, and Los Angeles Times
. He lives in southwest Colorado.