Join us for a virtual evening with Julie Weston and Gerry Morrison, collaborators on the new book, The Magical Universe of the Ancients: A Desert Journal, as they share stories and photos from their travels through the desert Southwest.
This program will be broadcast on LIVESTREAM and recorded for later viewing. A Q&A will follow the presentation.
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Mystery haunts the desert Southwest, in drawings by people who lived millennia ago. Morrison’s photographs capture the rock art and little known ruins juxtaposed with Spanish churches, folds and wrinkles in the landscape, and desert wildflowers. Weston’s journals complete the spaces between photographs with anecdotes and experiences, including blisters and cactus quill wounds, visits to secret places, archaeological and cultural information, along with meditations on life and death and the Universe.
Julie Weston grew up in Kellogg, Idaho, and is a Wood River Valley resident whose short stories and essays have been published in Idaho Magazine, The Threepenny Review, and Boston Literary Magazine, among others. Her award-winning novels include Moonscape, Basque Moon, and Moonshadows, mysteries set in Idaho in the 1920s. She is also the author of the memoir, The Good Times Are All Gone Now: Life, Death, and Rebirth in an Idaho Mining Town, published by the University of Oklahoma Press.
Gerry Morrison is a native of Seattle and Wood River Valley resident whose photographs have been featured in Idaho Magazine, Saint Ann’s Review, and Rendezvous. His work can also be found in the collections of more than fifty families and businesses.