Meet Karen Auvinen, Author, Poet, Mountain Woman, and Life-long Westerner

  • Macdonald Book Shop
  • June 30, 2018
  • Location: 152 E. Elkhorn Ave., Macdonald Book Shop, CO
  • Phone: 970-586-3450
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: FREE
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During a difficult time, Karen Auvinen flees to a primitive cabin in the Rockies to live in solitude as a writer and to embrace all the beauty and brutality nature has to offer. When a fire incinerates every word she has ever written and all of her possessions—except for her beloved dog Elvis, her truck, and four singed artifacts—Karen embarks on a heroic journey to reconcile her desire to be alone with her need for community.

In the bestselling tradition of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild and Helen MacDonald’s H Is for Hawk, a stunning, inspirational memoir from an award-winning poet at a crossroads who ventures into the wilderness to seek answers to life’s big questions and finds her way back after losing everything she thought she needed.

Karen earned an MA in poetry from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D in fiction from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and presently teaches film and media studies to freshman at the University of Colorado – Boulder.

Meet Karen Auvinen, Author, Poet, Mountain Woman, and Life-long Westerner