In the second installment of the Amazing Authors series, Pine River Library is proud to announce that adventure and outdoor writer Brendan Leonard will be speaking from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, at the library.
Denver-based Leonard is well known for the funny and inspirational adventure essays he has published since 2011 on Semi-Rad.com. And, now he is recognized for his new book Sixty Meters to Anywhere, one of Amazon's 2016 Best Books of the Year So Far.
Leonard's work has appeared in Outside, Men's Journal, CNN.com, Alpinist, Backpacker, High Country News and dozens of other publications. He is a contributing editor at Adventure Journal and the Dirtbag Diaries, and a former contributing editor at Climbing Magazine. He has co-produced and co-directed numerous award-winning short films that have toured internationally with Mountainfilm and the Banff Mountain Film Festival.
While on the road promoting his book, "Meters", Brendan talks about his journey through addiction, recovery and then, rock climbing. But the book is not just a climbing memoir. It's about getting your life together and figuring out who you are.
Leonard says, "I want this to be universal; to reach people more than climbers... when I got out of substance-abuse treatment, I needed to find something else, and I hope everyone in that situation finds something else, whether it's climbing or needlepoint or writing." Join Leonard for a "motivational stand-up comedy show," full of tales of his numerous outdoor adventures.
The remaining event in the series is scheduled for May 16, with water rights activist, poet, and Colorado Supreme Court Justice Greg Hobbs sharing his wisdom at the library.
For more information on Brendan Leonard's visit, contact the library at 884-2222, ext. 510.