Start: 5:30 pm
Colfax Avenue: As London plays host to the world for the 2012 Summer Olympics, Join Active Minds as we tell the story of one of the world’s greatest cities. From the Romans to the Anglo-Saxons, the Norman Conquest, and more, we will tell the story of London right up to the present day. Along the way, we’ll visit some of London’s most colorful characters and notable places, including the Tower of London, where Elizabeth I was held before becoming queen. Come float with us down the river Thames for a front row seat. It’s the next best thing to being there! PDF of the Active Minds Lecture Series.
Start: 7:30 pm
Historic LoDo: Historic Denver, Inc. joins us in presenting Ron Tanner, a writing teacher at Loyola University in Baltimore and director of the Marshall Islands Story Project (mistories.org). He is the award-winning author of two previous books: Kiss Me, Stranger and Bed of Nails. Tanner will discuss and sign his new book From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story (Academy Chicago), the story of the restoration of the house of his dreams: a landmark Victorian row house that had belonged to a notorious fraternity in Baltimore. A book for lovers, dreamers, and do-it-yourselfers, From Animal House to Our House recounts Ron and his wife Jill’s decade-long adventure in house restoration, offering inspiration, insight, and hilarity as they hammer away at the American dream of home ownership and true love. Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: email@example.com Ron Tanner’s website
Start: 7:30 pm
Colfax Avenue: Internationally known performer, writer and poet of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation Joy Harjo will discuss and sign her new book Crazy Brave: A Memoir (W.W. Norton). In this transcendent memoir, grounded in tribal myth and ancestry, music and poetry, Harjo, one of our leading Native American voices, details her journey to becoming a poet. Narrating the complexities of betrayal and love, Crazy Brave is a story about family and the breaking apart necessary in finding a voice. Harjo’s tale of a hardscrabble youth, young adulthood, and transformation into an award-winning poet and musician is haunting, unique, and visionary. Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: firstname.lastname@example.org