Tuesday, May 7
11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Cost: $25 (includes lunch)
Please join Project Write Now for an inspiring lunch with Katie Arnold, author of the memoir Running Home. She’ll read from her work, answer questions about her experiences as an author and athlete, and share insight into the process of writing a memoir.
Katie Arnold is a contributing editor and former managing editor at Outside Magazine, where she worked on staff for 12 years. In addition to Outside, her stories have appeared in The New York Times, Men’s Journal, ESPN the Magazine, Marie Claire, Runner’s World, Elle, and Sunset, among others. Her long-form profiles have been named runner-up in The Best American Sports Writing 2008 and nominated for a Western Publishing Association magazine award, and her essays have been anthologized in Woman’s Best Friend, Another Mother Runner, and P.S. What I Didn’t Tell You. Katie lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband, Steve Barrett, their two daughters and two dogs. In her spare time, she likes to ride her bike, ski, go on river trips, hike, write fiction, and read. A restless and fledging student of Zen, she is slowly learning to sit still, but she’s happiest outside in motion.
What the reviewers are saying…
“A contemplative, soul-searching account of the death of [Katie Arnold’s] beloved father and how she used long-distance running as a way to heal from the grief.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Arnold masterfully captures the vulnerability of wading through grief with each step she takes towards self-discovery. This remarkable memoir will undoubtedly resonate with runners but equally so with children of divorce, new mothers, and those who have suffered the loss of a parent. An eloquent tribute to the complexity and vibrancy of a parent-child relationship.” — Booklist
“Vibrating with energy and a driving love, the writing in this book matches the cadence of running, taking you on a sprint up and down the mountains and bends of human joy and grief. I dare you to put it down. Arnold is a powerful new voice that has no limits.” — Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones and Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home