Jim Tilley & Catherine Kirkwood
Poet Jim Tilley reads from his debut novel, Against the Wind (Red Hen Press), the story of six characters’ efforts to make things right. “Against the Wind is a big old-fashioned novel with contemporary concerns: gender, adultery, wind energy, business acquisitions. But at its heart, Jim Tilley's debut novel is about the ageless concerns of love and loss and hope that we all share.” Jim Tilley’s previous books include Lessons from Summer Camp and Cruising from Sixty to Seventy.
Reading with him tonight is Catherine Kirkwood, whose novel Cut Away (Arktoi) examines the lives of three characters struggling to understand the meaning of identity and its seeming mutability.
This evening’s program is hosted by Kristen Millares Young, currently a Hugo House Writer in Residence. She is a prize-winning journalist and essayist who serves as board chair of InvestigateWest. Her novel, Subduction, will be published in April 2020 by Red Hen Press.