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Kendra Atleework

Saturday, October 22, 5 - 7pm

Reading of Award Winning Fiction by California-based Writer

Kendra Atleework was born and raised on the dry edge of California at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada mountains. She moved away for a decade, mostly spent being homesick and researching the place she left behind – the product of which is her first book Miracle Country (2021), winner of the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award and the 2021 Women Writing the West WILLA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in Best American Essays, The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. She received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Minnesota and now lives in her hometown of Bishop, California.

A bittersweet tribute to home and family in breathtaking prose, Atleework melds the story of her family – broken and bereaved after the death of her mother – with the ravages of climate change and its permanent destruction of the way of life in one particular town. A story of flight and return, bounty and emptiness, and the true meaning of home, Miracle Country unveils our complex need for home and our fear and love for the awe-inspiring Earth.

Saturday, October 22, 5 - 7pm

Art Bar & Galleries Open at 5pm
Literary Reading at 5:30pm

Free to the Public

Oats Park Art Center
151 East Park Street · Fallon, Nev. 89406
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Thank You Sponsors & Partners

Churchill Arts Council programs and activities are sponsored, in part, by: an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; the City of Fallon; the Nevada Arts Council; the Fallon Convention & Tourism Authority; TourWest / WESTAF; Nevada Humanities; the Depot Casino / Widmer & Mills, CPAs; Mackedon deBraga Law, P. C.; the Bretzlaff Foundation; the E. L. Cord Foundation; the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation; Churchill County; the Nevada Commission on Tourism; Speedway Market; Lahontan Valley News; the Fallon Post; CC Communications; and Holiday Inn Express. The Churchill Arts Council proudly pours Great Basin Brewing Company’s beer at all its events.

The free performances by Mile Twelve and Paul Thorn are presented in cooperation with the Mayor, City Council, and City of Fallon. Additional support for the performances by Perla Batalla and Laney Lou & the Bird Dogs has been provided by the Depot Casino / Widmer & Mills, CPAs. The readings by authors Kendra Atleework and Michael P. Branch are presented in cooperation with the Churchill Library Association and are supported by Nevada Humanities.

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