Award-winning writer Seth Kantner (Ordinary Wolves) shares stories and wildlife photography from the wild tundra of Northwest Alaska with new Swallowed by the Great Land: And Other Dispatches from the Last Frontier.
Seth Kantner is a commercial fisherman, hunter, and writer born and raised in the wilderness of Northwest Alaska, where he lives today. His writing has appeared in Outside and The New York Times.
Stay tuned for more information about this reading by Rinker Buck, author of Oregon Trail.
Sueann Ramella is a former local host of NPR's Morning Edition on Northwest Public Radio. She enjoys gardening, good stories and can't say no to chocolate. He lives with her husband and two children in Moscow.
BookPeople is pleased to host Dan Gemeinhart, author of the YA novel The Honest Truth, which was an Indies Next List selection and New York Times Editors' Choice Selection. All are welcome.
In The Honest Truth, Mark is a normal kid. He's got a dog named Beau and a best friend, Jessie. He likes to take photos and write haiku poems in his notebook. He dreams of climbing a mountain one day. But in one important way, Mark is not like other kids at all. Mark is sick. The kind of sick that means hospitals. And treatments. The kind of sick some people never get better from. So Mark runs away. He leaves home with his camera, his notebook, his dog, and a plan to reach the top of Mount Rainier — even if it's the last thing he ever does.
Dan Gemeinhart is a teacher-librarian and the father of three daughters. He lives with his family in Washington state.
ROBERT CAISLEY is Professor of Theatre and Head of Dramatic Writing at the University of Idaho. His plays have been performed across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. In the past 18 months, his most recently published play Lucky Me has been produced at such theatres as New Jersey Repertory Theatre, Curious Theatre in Denver, Riverside Theatre in Iowa City, 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, CA, Oregon Contemporary Theatre, and The Modern Theatre in Spokane. His last play Happy, first presented at the 2011 National New Play Network Annual Showcase of New Plays at InterACT Theatre in Philadelphia, was a 2012 Finalist for both the prestigious Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s New Play Conference and the Woodward/Newman Award for Drama at Bloomington Playwrights Project, and was selected for a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere in the 2012/2013 season at New Theatre (Miami, FL), Montana Repertory Theatre (Missoula, MT), 6th Street Playhouse (Santa Rosa, CA) New Jersey Repertory and Redtwist Theatre (Chicago, IL) where it was named by Chicago Magazine as one of the “Nine Best Comedies” of the season. Happy was nominated for a 2014 Bay Area Critics Circle Award for Best Original Script and won the 2014 SOTA Award for Best Play in Northern California, and the 2014 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Theatre Award for Best New Work. Happy was recently translated into Italian. He is at work on two new plays, The Open Hand, commissioned by the Clarence Brown Theatre in Knoxville, TN where it will premiere in the Spring of 2016, and & Juliet which has recently been optioned by the New Jersey Repertory Company. The Open Hand has just been selected as one of 6 plays to be presented at the National New Play Network 2015 Showcase of New American Plays, held this year in Miami.