Thursday, July 5: Jack Clinton joins us from Red Lodge, Montana for a reading from his new novel, Clovis. 7pm.
Jack spent most of his adult life living in Wyoming, working as kitchen help, laborer, carpenter, and mountain guide. However, much of the focus of his life was the mountains, whether hiking, climbing, skiing or kayaking. Jack earned his undergraduate and graduate degree in Spanish at the University of Wyoming, and lived and traveled throughout the Spanish-speaking world. During his University years, Jack started writing freelance, covering environmental news. His work regularly appeared in the Caspar Star Tribune, and in diverse periodicals such as High Country News, Western Horseman, E-magazine, Rock and Ice, and Climbing. During his years at the University, he also won the Neltje Blanchan award for fiction. After a long hiatus from writing to engage in raising his daughter, Emma, he has returned to writing and produced a new novel. Clovis, a stand-alone environmental novel, is a fictional composite of many of the stories and people who filled those Wyoming decades.