David Guterson discusses 'Turn Around Time'
Tuesday, Sep. 10, 2019, 7 – 8:15 p.m.
David Guterson discusses 'Turn Around Time'
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryFrom the award-winning novelist comes a new narrative poem, a meditation on our journey through life. Guterson will be joined by the book’s illustrator Justin Gibbens.
View in Catalog"Turn Around Time" by David Guterson
DescriptionABOUT THE BOOK:

Most outdoor enthusiasts understand the phrase “turn around time” as that point in an adventure when you must cease heading out in order to have enough time to safely return to camp or home--regardless of whether you have reached your destination. For award-winning novelist David Guterson, it is also a metaphor for where we find ourselves in the middle of our lives, and his new narrative poem explores this idea through a lyrical journey along a trail, much like those in Washington’s mountain ranges he hiked while growing up.



Even outdoor-lovers who are not normally readers of poetry will relate to the physicality of hiking represented here, from endless trail switchbacks to foot and ankle pains. There is a fast-moving, propulsive quality to David’s writing, with lush language, vivid imagery, and pacing that resonates as a journey on foot. His words are brought further to life by the delicate yet mythical illustrations by award-winning artist Justin Gibbens.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

David Guterson is a novelist, short story writer, poet, essayist, and journalist. He is best known for his award-winning debut novel, Snow Falling on Cedars, which won both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award. It has sold more than four million copies and was adapted as a major motion picture. He lives on Bainbridge Island near Seattle with his wife Robin. They have five children.

Justin Gibbens received his BA in painting and drawing from Central Washington University in 1998 and a Scientific Illustration Certificate from University of Washington in 2003. He was the recipient of a 2006 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award and a 2008 Artist Trust Fellowship Award. He is a founding member of PUNCH Projects (formerly PUNCH gallery), an artist collective based in central Washington. His work has been exhibited throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationally. He is represented by G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle, Washington and Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, Oregon. His work has been collected by the Washington Arts Consortium, Grinnell College, Microsoft, 4Culture/King County Portable Works Collection, the City of Seattle, the City of Kent and the Tacoma Art Museum.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and Seattle City of Literature. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times. The event is presented in partnership with Mountaineers Books, and Elliott Bay Book Company. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
PodcastThis event will be recorded for podcast.
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