Pay what you can, even if that’s nothing.
Join us in celebrating longtime local resident and writer Shelley Read and the release of her debut, internationally acclaimed novel, Go As a River which has been praised as “stunning” and “a soaring, compassionate tale set against a breath-taking picture of our natural world.”
Townie Books has exclusive early book sale permission, and this will be the first ever event for this book (you can pre-order now with Townie Books and pick up your book at the event). Gather from 6 – 7 pm for drinks and bites celebrating the local writing community, followed by a discussion, reading, and Q&A with Shelley. Book sales and signing to follow. Registration encouraged,
Shelley Read is a fifth-generation Coloradoan who lives with her family in the Elk Mountains of the Western Slope. She was a Senior Lecturer at Western Colorado University for nearly three decades, where she taught writing, literature, environmental studies, and Honors, and was a founder of the Environment & Sustainability major and a support program for first-generation and at-risk students. Shelley holds degrees in writing and literary studies from the University of Denver and Temple University’s Graduate Program in Creative Writing. She is a regular contributor to Crested Butte Magazine and Gunnison Valley Journal, and has written for the Denver Post and a variety of publications. Go as a River, her first novel, is inspired by the landscape she comes from and will be published in over twenty-five territories.