Thursday, May 4 - 7:00 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$12.00 ($9.00 Concert Member)
Who were the first people in North America and how did they get here?
This is a question that many have asked and researched but few have tried to retrace like Craig Childs. Finding the footsteps of these “First People” was the goal for Craig as he adventured to replicate their travels to North America down the coast and into the continent. How many years, the routes, and the hardships these people endured will be the subject of Craig’s talk as he recounts his journey in the footsteps of these Ice Age people.
About the Speaker:
Craig Childs writes about the relationship between humans, animals, landscape, and time. His stories come from visceral, personal experience, whether in the company of illicit artifact dealers or in deep wilderness. Childs has published more than a dozen critically-acclaimed books, including his most recent book,” Apocalyptic Planet,” which won the Orion Book Award and the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award. 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 been called a born storyteller by the New York Sun, and the LA Times says his “writing is like pure oxygen,” and “stings like a slap in the face.” His work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Men’s Journal and Outside.
An occasional commentator for National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition,” Childs lives off the grid in Western Colorado and teaches writing for both University of Alaska in Anchorage and Southern New Hampshire University.
A Boulder Bookstore coupon for discounts on Craig Child’s books is included with each ticket purchase. Craig will be available for a post-presentation book signing.