The Literary Arts Department presents an evening with award winning author, Craig Childs. Childs will present on his latest book, ATLAS OF A LOST WORLD: TRAVELS IN ICE AGE AMERICA, which examines the dynamics of people moving into an uninhabited hemisphere in the late Pleistocene. Discussion and book signing to follow presentation. $20 suggested donation to benefit the new Literary Arts Department. 5:30 - 6:30 P.M. At the Center for the Arts.
An Evening with Craig Childs
Wednesday August 26th
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Suggested Donation $20
Atlas of a Lost World is a vivid travelogue through prehistory that traces the arrival of the first people in North America at least twenty thousand years ago. Childs chronicles the violent oscillations and retreat of glaciers, the clues and traces that document the first encounters of early humans, and the animals whose presence governed the humans' chances for survival. A blend of science and personal narrative reveals how much has changed since the time of mammoth hunters, and how little.
Craig has published more than a dozen books of adventure, wilderness, and science. 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 B.A. in Journalism from CU Boulder with a minor in Women's Studies, and from Prescott College, an M.A. in Desert Studies. An occasional commentator for NPR s Morning Edition, he teaches writing at University of Alaska in Anchorage and the Mountainview MFA at Southern New Hampshire University. He lives outside of Norwood, CO.