John & Natalie Read Together Again!
Last summer prolific writers John Nichols and Natalie Goldberg read together for the first time. They will read tgether again on Wednesday, 6/13/18, at 7 PM at the Harwood Museum. Natalie will read from her recently published memoir, Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home - stories written during her recent life-threatening illness when she comes face-to-face with the challenging world of hospitals, physicians, and the intense reality of her own impermanence. During the same time period her partner is diagnosed with cancer and the two must grapple with more potential losses amidst a fierce determination to face the suffering directly.
John Nichols, iconic author of twenty-two books, screenwriter, raconteur, and defender of the natural environment is working on a memoir – tentatively titled, “I Got Mine.” In a phone conversation he describes the writing as zipping from one memory to the next from locations as diverse as Berkeley, CA; NYC, Vermont, Connecticut, Nicaragua, Guatemala, finally landing in Northern New Mexico in 1969. From youth to adulthood, writing careers, marriages, divorces, Nichols weaves this collage of memories in a non-linear stream of consciousness style that has a surreal effect. “It makes me think of the writing of Eduardo Galeano, the Uruguayan writer and journalist in,Days and Nights of Love and War and Kurt Vonnegut, and the style he used in Slaughter House Five." In Nichols' humorous, irreverent, and polemic style it will be a wild ride.
For advance tickets call the Harwood, 758-9826; SOMOS/Harwood Alliance members: $20; nonmembers, $25