New Chapters: A reading from the new memoir "The Solace of Stones: Finding a Way through Wilderness" by Julie Riddle
Please join us for a reading from the new memoir "The Solace of Stones: Finding a Way through Wilderness" by Julie Riddle. This event is part of our New Chapters series featuring travel stories, stories of place, and memoirs. The book is part of the American Lives Series, published by the University of Nebraska Press; the series editor is Tobias Wolff. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing during the event.
Julie Riddle is the craft-essay editor for "Brevity" and the creative-nonfiction editor for "Rock & Sling." She works as senior writer for marketing and development at Whitworth University. Her essay, “Shadow Animals,” from her memoir, appeared in the "The Georgia Review"; the essay received a Special Mention in "The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses 2015." See more at www.julieriddle.net
Everything changes when Julie Riddle’s parents stumble across the wilderness survival guide How to Live in the Woods on Pennies a Day. In 1977, when Riddle is seven years old, she and her family—fed up with the challenges of city life—move to the foot of the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness in northwestern Montana.