Book notes, March 10, 2013

Local book signings planned

Local pastor and author Jim Hale will sign copies of his book, “An Alaskan Life of High Adventure,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Powderhorn Mountain Resort.

“Through earthquakes, avalanches, bush-plane crashes and some miraculous escapes, the book follows the author’s life as a mountain guide in one of the country’s most desolate regions,” according to the author.

■ There will be a book-signing with Jeff Kildow, author of “America Under Attack,” from 2–4 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road.

Authors offer writing workshop


Authors Sandra Dorr and Linda Sheader will teach a writing workshop “Flash Fiction & the Essence of Story” from 1–4 p.m. Saturday at the Western Colorado Writers’ Forum, 800 Colorado Ave.

The workshop will teach writers “how to find a story’s essence through writing a ‘flash’ version,” according to a news release. Cost is $45 for nonmembers, $40 for members and $10 for Colorado Mesa University students.

To register for the class, contact Vanessa Nielson via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling 256-4662.

Donations needed for book sale


Donations of gently used books, videos, CDs and DVDs are being accepted by the Friends of Mesa County Libraries for resale at its Spring Book Sale.

Donations can be dropped off anytime at the Friends Book Drop at the First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St. The book drop is on the west side of the church, next to the parking lot.

The book sale is set for May 16–18. Funds from sales are used by the Friends of the Mesa County Libraries to support various programs though Mesa County Libraries.


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