16387991_1812926115638864_3830030681737545558_nCullen Purser giving a talk on the craftsman’s dilemma.



Craig Childs (literary) | 7pm

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ABOUT CRAIG CHILDS — Craig Childs has published more than a dozen critically acclaimed books, including The Secret Knowledge of Water and his most recent, Atlas of a Lost World. 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 a contributing editor at Adventure Journal Quarterly and his work has appeared in the Atlantic, New York Times, and Los Angeles Times. He lives in southwest Colorado.


The Jack Mueller Poetry Festival


ABOUT THE JACK MUELLER POETRY FESTIVAL — In honor of Jack Mueller, the festival will celebrate the publication of two new Lithic Press books, Anonymous Landscape by Yuko Otomo and On Valencia Street by Jack Micheline (edited by Tate Swindell, with an introduction by Eric Mingus), and will offer readings, workshops, open mics, and a film screening (Portolano: A Film About Jack Mueller). A complete schedule will be added soon!

For a full schedule please click here!



Gerry Roach presents Colorado Thirteeners 7pm (mountaineering/outdoor/adventure) 

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ABOUT GERRY ROACH — In more than 50 years of mountaineering, Gerry Roach has climbed in dozens of states and countries, including 12 Alaskan expeditions, 10 Andean expeditions, and 7 Himalayan expeditions. After climbing Mt. Everest, he became the second person to climb the highest peak on each of the seven continents. Closer to home, Roach has climbed more than 1,200 named peaks in Colorado, including all the fourteeners, which he completed for the first time in 1975. Roach lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and climbing partner, Jennifer Roach.

ABOUT COLORADO THIRTEENERS — Colorado Thirteeners is an indispensable guide for both experienced and causal climbers interested in the “Centennial Thirteeners”
Although climbing Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks has become increasingly popular in recent years for both state natives and visitors, many of the best climbs in the state are actually 13,000-foot peaks. With an even mix of hikes, scrambles, and climbs, as well as an average of almost four routes per peak, there is something for everyone in Colorado’s Thirteeners. This book includes accurate and user-friendly information on 59 major peaks in six mountain ranges; 202 routes on the major peaks; 71 routes on 71 additional peaks; 96 trailheads with detailed driving directions; distance, elevation gain, difficulty scale and effort rating for each route; and full-color, annotated illustrations.


David Lloyd 7pm (rock climbing/

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ABOUT DAVID LLOYD — David Lloyd has been exploring new bouldering areas and climbing first ascents in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah for over a dozen years. He’s the author of two guidebooks “Bouldering in the Wind River Range” and “Old School Bouldering Topos.” Through bouldering and meditation he found a new way of experiencing the world explained in a third book titled “The Day I Became a Floating Bubble of Awareness.”



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