Wednesday, August 22nd @ 6:30 p.m.

at Maria's Bookshop

Woody Tasch

SOIL: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital

Local food, green investing and regenerative agriculture: Can they fix our nation’s problems? Weaving poetry, prose and photography into a compelling vision, Tasch aims to answer the question: How can we fix what’s broken in our economy and our country through the entry point of local food systems?”

Woody Tasch is the founder of the Slow Money Institute, which has directed over $66 million to 697 food enterprises since 2010 through a variety of approaches including public meetings, on-farm events, pitch fests, peer-to-peer loans, investment clubs, and nonprofit clubs.

Light local refreshments made possible by Mark Bowman of Academy Mortgage (


Thursday, September 6th @ 6:30 p.m.

at Maria's Bookshop

Thomas Lowe Fleischner, Edie Dillon, and Jana Richman

Nature, Love, Medicine: Essays on Wildness and Wellness

In this thoughtful and illuminating collection, a diverse array of nearly two dozen writers—including psychologists, poets, biologists, teachers, and artists—share personal stories which urge and inspire readers to pay attention to the world and remind natural scientists of the power that their work has to invigorate our core humanity and heal us as individuals.

Editor Thomas Lowe Fleischner and contributors Edie Dillon and Jana Richman will be joining us at Maria's Bookshop for a unique book-talk, Q&A, and signing. Fleischner (below right) is a naturalist, conservation biologist, and Executive Director of the Natural History Institute, as well as Faculty Emeritus at Prescott College, where he taught interdisciplinary environmental studies for almost three decades. He edited The Way of Natural History, and authored Singing Stone: A Natural History of the Escalante Canyons and Desert Wetlands, as well as numerous professional articles. 

Wednesday, September 12th @ 6 p.m.

at the Durango Public Library

Scott Graham, Chuck Greaves, & Anna Swain

Durango Diaries Season II: Local Authors

Local authors discuss the process, joy, and journeys of their craft. Storytellers include:

Chuck Greaves has been a finalist for most of the major awards in crime fiction. He is the author of five novels, most recently Tom & LuckyScott Graham is the author of the National Park Mystery series. Book four in the series, Yosemite Fall, was released in June 2018. Anna C.Swain is the self-published author of the children's book Animas Animal Adventures: Durango to Silverton. 



Thursday, September 27th @ 6:30 p.m.

at Maria's Bookshop

Rebecca Clarren


When Jackie Dunbar's father dies, she takes a leave from medical school and goes back to the family cattle ranch in Colorado to set affairs in order. But what she finds derails her: The Dunbar ranch is bankrupt, her sister is having a nervous breakdown, and the oil and gas industry has drastically altered the landscape of this small western town. There is fencing to be repaired and calves to be born, and no one—except Jackie herself—to take control. But then a gas well explodes in the neighboring ranch, and the fallout sets off a chain of events that will strain trust, sever old relationships, and ignite new ones.

Rebecca Clarren's Kickdown is a tautly written debut novel about two sisters and the Iraq war veteran who steps in to help. It is a timeless and timely meditation on the grief wrought by death, war, and environmental destruction. 



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