Local writer John Rember reads from his recently completed work, 100 Little Pieces on the End of the World. The book is a series of meditations on late capitalist culture that add up to a forgiving—if dark—assessment of the human future.
John Rember is a fourth-generation Idahoan. Recurring themes in his writing include the meaning of place, the impact of tourism on the West, and the weirdness of everyday life.
His latest short story collection is Sudden Death, Over Time. John’s memoir Traplines: Coming Home to Sawtooth Valley was named the 2003 Idaho Book of the Year by the Idaho Library Association. He has two other collections of short stories, Cheerleaders from Gomorrah: Tales from the Lycra Archipelago and Coyote in the Mountains, as well as numerous articles and columns in magazines and newspapers, including Travel and Leisure, Wildlife Conservation, High Desert Journal, The Huffington Post, and Skiing Magazine.
He was a professor of writing for many years, and a core faculty member at the Pacific University MFA program (Forest Grove, Oregon). From 2004 to 2014, he was Writer-at-Large at the College of Idaho in Caldwell.
John lives in the Sawtooth Valley of Central Idaho.