Book notes, April 14, 2013

Author, surfing legend comes to GJ

Surfing legend Richard “Frosty” Hesson will be signing copies of his book “Making Mavericks: The Memoir of a Surfing Legend” from 2–4 p.m. Tuesday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road.

In his memoir, Hesson and writer Ian Spiegelman tell of meeting the young surfer Jay Moriarity and the lifelong friendship that developed. Hesson and Moriarity were the subject of the 2012 film “Chasing Mavericks” starring Gerard Butler and Jonny Weston.

Hesson’s memoir also tells of his tough youth, his mother’s death, losing his wife and raising two children on his own, according to a news release from Regal Literary.

Enjoy performance poetry at CMU


Well-known writer musician, actor and director SETH will be in Grand Junction Thursday and Friday for the “Junction Slam.”

SETH and his band Art Compost and the Word Mechanics will offer a free performance poetry and fiction workshop from 4–6:30 p.m. Thursday at Houston Hall, Room 110, at Colorado Mesa University. This free workshop is open to students and adults.

On Friday, SETH and the band will perform poetry and play for dancing starting at 8:30 p.m. at The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St. Area poets and fiction writers are welcome to give three-minute performances each. Admission to this event costs $10 for adults, $5 for students.

“Junction Slam” is being hosted by the Western Colorado Writers’ Forum. A SETH performance can be viewed at

Local author presents writing workshop


Author Jan Weeks will present the workshop “Show, Don’t Tell: How Do They Do That?” on Saturday in the Business Incubator Center meeting room, 2591 Legacy Way.

There will be a continental breakfast at 89:45 a.m., the workshop will go from 9 a.m. to noon, followed by socializing from noon to 1 p.m.

The Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers is sponsoring this workshop, which will give “tips on how to create scene from narrative” and how to “write compelling fiction and nonfiction,” according to a news release.

To RSVP for the workshop, call Vicki at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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