Celebrate a community that read, writes, creates and connects. LitWalk 2019 at The Community Library, Gold Mine Stores and the Museum of Regional History.
Special Exhibition Opening inspired by the James Joyce Novel, Ulysses: ULYSSES CYLINDERS by world-renowned glass artist, Dale Chihuly.
Complimentary nibbles at the Library by Sun Valley Company, $1 Tacos at the Gold Mine Consign by Taqueria al Pastor, Wine and Beer available for $5 per glass/mug by the Warfield Distillery, Free Ice Cream by Toni’s
ACTIVITIES FOR ALL!
At the Library: View the Ulysses Cylinders exhibit • Read a passage from James Joyce’s Ulysses and be recorded • Mark Your Own Private Idaho on the giant map of the Wood River Valley • Rant & Rave on the “Soapbox” on the Hemingway Veranda with Jana Arnold as MC and RL Rowsey kicking off the rants• I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Free Ice Cream! • Create Chihuly-Inspired Artwork in the Children’s Library • Listen to Authors and Notables reading from their favorite books:
Julie Weston – 4:30 Julie Weston is an Idaho native and Hailey-based writer and the award-winning author of the memoir, The Good Times Are All Gone Now: Life, Death and Rebirth in an Idaho Mining Town, as well as the Nellie Burns Moonshine mysteries, Moonshadows and Basque Moon.
Neil Bradshaw – 4:45 Neil Bradshaw was elected Mayor of Ketchum in 2017. He has been a full-time resident of the valley since 2005 and works as a Business Advisor and Principal for Murphy Business and Financial of Southern Idaho. He is also the volunteer President of the Ketchum Community Development Corporation.
Mats Wilander – 5:00 Mats Wilander is a former World No. 1 tennis player and seven-time Grand Slam title winner from Sweden. He was introduced into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2002. Mats lives in Hailey and is the co-owner and tennis expert at Gravity Fitness and Tennis.
Sarah Sentilles – 5:15 Sarah Sentilles is a Hailey-based writer, teacher, critical theorist, scholar of religion, and author of several books, including Breaking Up with God: A Love Story. Her most recent book, Draw Your Weapons, won the 2018 PEN Award for Creative Nonfiction.
Carol & Scott Glenn 5:30 Scott Glenn is an actor who has appeared in over sixty films, including Urban Cowboy, Silverado, and The Silence of the Lambs, among many others. He is also a poet, and the author of Room Service, Poems for Carol. Carol Glenn is a ceramic artist and recipient of the Moonhole Fellowship from the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. They have been residents of Ketchum since 1978.
Rebecca Rusch – 5:45 Rebecca Rusch is an ultra-endurance pro athlete, world champion, author, entrepreneur, Emmy winner, and motivational speaker whose career has spanned rock climbing, expedition racing, whitewater rafting, cross-country skiing and mountain biking. Rebecca is a resident of Ketchum and the author of Rusch to Glory: Adventure, Risk & Triumph on the Path Less Traveled.
Mariel Hemingway – 6:00 Mariel Hemingway is an author, speaker, health advocate, and Oscar and Golden Globe nominated actress who grew up in Ketchum. Her memoirs include Invisible Girl, Out Came the Sun, and Finding my Balance. She is also the author of Running With Nature, Mariel’s Kitchen, and Mariel Hemingway’s Healthy Living from the Inside Out.
Judith Freeman – 6:15 Judith Freeman is a Los Angeles-based novelist, critic and essayist. She is the author of several novels, including Red Water, A Desert of Pure Feeling, and The Chincilla Farm, the nonfiction book, The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and The Woman He Loved, and a memoir, The Latter Days.
Ridley Pearson – 6:30 Ridley Pearson is an Edgar-nominee and bestselling author of more than 50 suspense and young adult adventure novels. His series include Risk Agent and Walt Fleming for adults, the Super Sons graphic novels for young adults, as well as Peter and the Starcatchers, co-written by Dave Barry for middle grade readers. Ridley also plays bass guitar in the band, The Rockbottom Remainders. He is frequently sighted in the Wood River Valley.
Nick Neely – 6:45 Nick Neely is a Hailey-based essayist and the author of Coast Range: A Collection from the Pacific Edge, and the upcoming Alta California: From San Diego to San Francisco, a Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State.
At the Gold Mine Stores: Gold Mine Consign: $1 Tacos • Gold Mine Thrift: Listen to Dewey, Pickette and Howe, musicians featured on “Keeping It Home” the CD benefiting the Library.
At the Museum of Regional History: Take a Photo with Ernest Hemingway in our Photo Booth • Raffle! 1. A gift certificate to dine at the Hemingway Table at Michel’s Christiana, a round at the Sun Valley Gun Club, stay in the Hemingway Suite at the Sun Valley Lodge, private visit to the Hemingway House. 2. Sun Valley Resort Challenger Season Ski Pass, PURCHASE RAFFLE TICKETS (One ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20) or at the Library, Gold Mine and Museum of Regional History.
Special Thanks to Sun Valley Company, Michel’s Christiania, Toni’s Ice Cream, Warfield Distillery, The Open Room and Taqueria al Pastor.