Start: 9:30 am
Come for an hour of reading and fun with Cindy, our resident children's expert. Kids of all ages are welcome!
Start: 7:00 pm
On Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at 7:00 pm, join us with Robert DeMott, author of the recently published collection of fly fishing essays, Astream: American Writers on Fly Fishing. Also reading at the event will be Bob DeMott, Kate Fox, Chris Dombrowski, Walter Bennett, Craig Nova, and Paul Schullery. DeMott, author, professor, scholar, and fly fisher, has put together a collection of stories from some of America's finest and most respected writers about one of the world's most solitary and satisfying sports: fly fishing. This collection of 31 original essays by American novelists, poets, and essayists includes Russell Chatham, Jim Harrison, Michael Keaton, Thomas McGuane, Ted Leeson, Margot Page, Kim Barnes, Craig Nova, Paul Schullery, Howard Frank Mosher, Pam Houston, Kate Fox, Jim Fergus, Charles Gaines, Chris Dombrowski and others--all about the pleasures of fly fishing for fresh and saltwater gamefish. Howell Raines, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author of Fly Fishing through the Mid-Life Crisis, provided the Foreword. DeMott is Professor of English at Ohio University and author or editor of many books including Steinbeck's Typewriter: Essays on His Art; Brief and Glorious Transit: Prose Poems; Afield: Americdan Writers on Bird Dogs and Astream: American Writers on Fly Fishing. An avid fly fisher for more than half a century, he is a Federation of Fly Fishers-certified casting instructor and life member of Trout Unlimited. This event is free and open to the public.