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Reading the River presentation

May 26, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In Eliot Treichel’s debut Young Adult novel, A Series of Small Maneuvers, fifteen-year-old Emma Wilson finds herself alone on the river after the accidental death of her father on a wilderness canoe trip meant to bring them closer together. As she treks out from their remote campsite, she faces wild rapids and a numbing sense of guilt. Back home, Emma confronts the complexity of grief and realizes that leaving the river behind was only the first step forward.

Using A Series of Small Maneuvers as a jumping-off point, Treichel will explore the lessons rivers can teach us about writing and life and how to carry them forward to the page on Thursday, May 26, 6:30pm at the Hood River Library. Treichel will discuss his own river experiences, his writing history, and some of the influences behind his work. Treichel’s presentation will appeal to youth, adults, writers, and nature lovers.

Eliot Treichel is a native of Wisconsin who now lives in Eugene, Oregon. His first book, Close Is Fine, is the winner of the Wisconsin Library Association Literary Award. His fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in Beloit Fiction Journal, CutBank, Passages North, Southern Indiana Review, and Hawai’i Pacific Review. He’s also written for Canoe & Kayak, Paddler, and Eugene Magazine. For more information, visit his website at www.eliottreichel.com.


May 26, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hood River Library
502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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