Join Johnston Visiting Instructor of English Ana Maria Spagna in celebration of the release of her latest book Uplake: Restless Essays of Coming and Going (University of Washington Press) which has been praised for its “honesty, accessibility, and willingness to dig deep in contemplation” on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in Reid Coffeehouse. Spagna will read selections from the book, and copies will be available for sale from the Whitman Bookstore. Light refreshments will be served.
"I have never wielded a chainsaw, brined an elk steak, chased a wildfire or even spent a night in a tent, but I loved and devoured every sentence of Ana Maria Spagna's Uplake. Each part of the book, with scene work and wise observations, showcases what only the very best personal essays can achieve: they present a vivid life experienced far from that of the average reader in a manner that pulls the two people on either side of the page closer together, nearer to a shared understanding of what it means both to exist and to consider the wide world when doing so."
-Elena Passarello, author of Animals Strike Curious Poses
Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00 pm
Reid Campus Center, Coffeehouse
280 Boyer Ave., Walla Walla, WA