Phyllis Barber, The Precarious Walk: Essays from Sand & Sky

Join us on Saturday, June 11 at 2pm in the front yard for a reading and conversation with Phyllis Barber on her latest book The Precarious Walk: Essays from Sand & Sky.

About the Book:
From a backwoods church in Arkansas to the disappeared town of St. Thomas buried beneath the waters of Lake Mead, award–winning essayist Phyllis Barber travels roads both internal and external, reflecting upon place and perspective, ambition and loss. Inspired by Flannery O'Connor and David James Duncan, Barber adds a deeply generous and—true to her high–desert roots—down–to–earth voice to the illumination of human experience.

PHYLLIS BARBER is an award–winning author of nine books, including The Desert Between Us, Raw Edges, and How I Got Cultured. Winner of the AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction, she has published essays and short stories in North American Review, Crazyhorse, and Kenyon Review. She has been cited as Notable in The Best American Essays and The Best American Travel Writing. In 2005, Barber was inducted into the Nevada Writers' Hall of Fame. Barber has taught at the Vermont College of Fine Arts and the University of Utah's Osher Institute. She lives in Park City, Utah.

Event date: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
121 California Ave
Reno, NV 89509