Colorado Water 2012 Book Club featured author presentation schedule..
Jon Waterman in Steamboat Springs, Meeker, and Glenwood Springs with The Colorado River
Jon Waterman will spend three days traveling and discussing his collaboration with photographer Peter McBride, The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict. Waterman will tell stories of his float down the Colorado River, explain the history of the river, and reveal what he learned from his adventure.
December 12, 2012 6pm Off The Beaten Path Bookstore 68 9th Street Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
December 13, 2012 11am Meeker High School 555 Garfield Street Meeker, CO 81641
December 14, 2012 7pm Garfield County Library 413 9th Street Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
At Off The Beaten Path Bookstore in Steamboat Springs, Waterman played for a packed room. Though the space was small, late comers were left with only sitting space on the floor but that didn't stop them from enjoying Waterman's presentation of his trip down the Colorado River and all that it taught him.
On December 13 at Meeker High School, teacher Bev DeVore-Wedding admitted her two favorite parts of Waterman's visit were meeting him as she had already read several of his books and witnessing a student speaking with Waterman afterwards about how the presentation touched him regarding the urgency for clean and available water and that he wanted to pursue a career in water, water law, or water testing.
Waterman presented at the event to over 100 students and teachers from physical science, geography, chemistry, and US literature classes.
George Sibley discusses Water Wranglers at CLE
This program is absolutely FREE! You can attend in person or watch it via webcast! Water Wranglers, the 75 Year History of the Colorado River District by George Sibley focuses on the growth of the Colorado River Water Conservation District's role of being western Colorado's steward of the state's water treasure.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 4-6 p.m. CBA-CLE Office 1900 Grant Street, Suite 300 Denver, CO
To order the book, send a check for $12.95 and your shipping information to: Meredith Spyker, Colorado River District, PO Box 1120, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
As usual, CLE is on the ball and recorded the whole Sibley presentation for all you who missed it or want to see it again!
House of Rain with Craig Childs
On November 2nd and 3rd on behalf of Colorado Humanitites and the Water 2012 Book Club, Craig Childs will present House of Rain to students at Grand Junction High School and Colorado Mesa University.
November 2 12:30-1:30pm Grand Junction High School 1400 N 5th St Grand Junction, CO 81501
November 2 2-3pm Colorado Mesa University 110 North Ave Grand Junction, CO 81501 Professor John Nizalowski's Creative Nonfiction Class
November 3 7:30-9:30pm Colorado Mesa University Ballroom 1100 North Ave Grand Junction, CO 81501
For the November 3 event, tickets are $12 at the door and $10 in advance. CMU students and staff attend for free! Event Poster
With over 400 people in attendance, the November 3rd Craig Childs presentation was a huge success!
The room was so dark you could only see Childs' silhouette against his storytelling slide show. "You can always trust water. It will always tell you a story. It will always tell you it's beautiful story."
Living the Four Corners and Into the Grand with Justice Greg Hobbs
La Junta High School and Lamar Public Library have the honor of hosting Justice Greg Hobbs on October 12! Hobbs will be discussing his Book Club selection, Living the Four Corners, and his latest book, Into the Grand, with students and community members.
La Junta High School 1817 Smithland Ave La Junta, CO 81050 12:30pm
Lamar Public Library 102 E Parmenter Lamar, CO 81052 4:30pm
CLE hosts LIVE broadcast with Patricia Limerick, author of A Ditch in Time: the City, the West and Water
Attend the program in person or watch it via webcast! Patricia Limerick will discuss her new book A Ditch in Time: The City, the West, and Water, how a great and growing city on the eastern plains learned to cross many political, legal, and cultural divides.
Monday, October 8, 2012 4-6pm CBA-CLE Office 1900 Grant Street, Suit 300 Denver, CO
This is a free event but please RSVP ahead of time. RSVP to Monica Santillanes at 303-824-5356 or
. Please include your name, email, phone number, and if you plan to attend in person or need webcast information.
If you missed the event, watch the whole thing from the beginning!
One visitor said of Limerick,her CLE presentation, and her new book...
Patty Limerick’s Water 2012 book club presentation on her new book, A Ditch in Time: The City, the West and Water, was very inspiring. In what she christens “The Era of Improbable Comfort Made Possible by a Taken-for-Granted but Truly Astonishing Infrastructure,” the 20th century has been marked by inattention to the resources that led to unprecedented fortune and the prosperous society to which we have become accustomed. Every Coloradan, or anyone in the arid West for that matter, should take note of this extraordinary tale.
While the book follows the history of Denver Water, it is really just an allegory for a much bigger story – that of development in the American West, and its impact on water resources. It is only through stories like this that we can begin to gauge the disconnect between natural resources and the “comfort” they provide. Limerick deserves much praise for her work, as she challenges complacency and reignites a curiosity that was once common after turning on the faucet.
Colorado Water 2012, the Colorado River District, and KDNK Radio present Craig Childs
September 24, 2012 at the Wheeler Opera House in Apsen, CO Craig Childs will present once again on behalf of the Colorado Water 2012 Book Club in partnership with the Colorado River District and KDNK Radio about his book, House of Rain. The book is about the ancestral Puebloans of the Colorado River Plateau, how they lived on the land, adapted in a water short region and migrated to sustain themselves. In an interview with fellow featured Book Club author, Justice Greg Hobbs, Childs admitted that before writing House of Rain he, "thought people were not part of water. I believed us to be purely special, different. I didn’t even think we were natural, but through this book, and through my own travels, I have learned that we are inseparable. We are water." Read the rest of the interview.
The event will be held at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen on September 24 at 7:30pm. There will be a $15 donation accepted at the door. More details can be found on the Wheeler Opera House website.
You can listen to the presentation in full on the KDNK website! Craig Childs at the Wheeler Opera House "Its about moving water. We live in a landscape of motion; of storms coming over the mountains. And then today as I drove over McClure Pass, seeing that first skim of snow just up high across the summits. It is a moment to pay attention to."
Justice Greg Hobbs presents Living in the Four Corners and Into the Grand, introduction by Patricia Limerick
On June 18 from 4pm-6pm, join Justice Greg Hobbs for a presentation and book signing Living the Four Corners: Colorado, Centennial State at the Headwaters, published in 2011 - and his new book Into the Grand. With a special introduction by Patty Limerick, Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado. This event is hosted by CLE, Continuing Legal Education.
Location, bios, and RSVP information is available on the CLE website.
Justice Greg Hobbs presentation at CLE was intelligent, educational, and inspiring! If you missed out on the presentation you can watch the whole shebang below courtesy of CLE!
Justice Greg Hobbs presents Living in the Four Corners and River Thunder
Justice Greg Hobbs of the Colorado Supreme Court will present and discuss his brother Will’s young adult novel, River Thunder and his own book, Living the Four Corners, Colorado Centennial State at the Headwaters.Greg will use Will’s photos and narrative, as well as his own stories and poems, in portraying the great adventure of running the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.
Justice Hobbs will be at the following schools and libraries...
The school and library visits with Justice Greg Hobbs were outstanding! Even the Greeley Tribune agrees! Check out the photos below from the school and library visits in Greeley and Fort Collins.
Justice Greg Hobbs presents Living in the Four Corners
On March 14 Justice Greg Hobbs presented on water law and his book Living in the Four Corners as part of the water resource series at CSU-Pueblo. The series is held each Wednesday from March 7-April 18 and is free and open to the public.
If you missed the presentation you can catch up by watching the video below!
Patricia Limerick presented A Ditch in Time, Denver, the West, and Water
Thursday, January 26, 2012 Patricia Limerick participated in the panel discussion Our Common History, A Civil Discourse on Water at Colorado Water Congress. Limerick presented excerpts from her upcoming book and humoured the audience with her "limericks" about water.
A Ditch in Time, Denver, the West, and Water will be available in September 2012.
George Sibley presents Water Wranglers: The 75 Year History of the Colorado River District
George Sibley joined Patricia Limerick on the panel at Colorado Water Congress Our Common History, A Civil Discourse on Water on Thursday, January 26, 2012. Sibley discussed aspects of his upcoming book during the panel on the history of the Colorado River District.
Water Wranglers will be published in the fall of 2012.
Jonathan Waterman presents The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict
Jonathan Waterman join Childs on Friday, January 27, 2012 at Colorado Water Congress to speak about his journey down the Colorado River, what he learned from the river, and how he thinks we can help preserve the river for the future generations.
Craig Childs and Jonathan Waterman were introduced by Justice Greg Hobbs, author of Living the Four Corners: Colorado Centennial State at the Headwaters
To view the video of the presentation please visit the Barn Media website.
Peter McBride presents The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict
Peter McBride traveled and photographed the entire Colorado River through seven states and two countries to document his journey with Jonathan Waterman in The Colorado River: Floating Through Conflict. One of McBride's challenges was "to find fresh perspectives while focusing on the beauty within the tragedy of such an overtaxed system." McBride certainly finds that balance. He starts his journey at Snowmass Mountain and ends in Mexico where the Colorado is mostly non-existent. Although the future of the Colorado River seems dire, McBride is optimistic that the delta can be saved.
Click here to purchase a copy of The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflictfrom a bookstore near you.
Read the Colorado Water 2012 Book Club interview with Peter McBride.
The Peter McBride presentation was held at the CLE studios in Denver on January 17. The event was a successful kick off to the Book Club presentations and Colorado Water 2012 would like to thank Peter McBride, CLE, and Justice Greg Hobbs for organizing a great event.
For those who missed the presentation, the video can be found here.