Summer Author Series: Kathy Park
SAN Luis Valley author Kathy Park will read from her most recent prose and poetry book, “Bowing into Sensei Glioblastoma.” The event will take place at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug, 12, at the Narrow Gauge Book Coop in downtown Alamosa. She recently performed a reading of her book at the Alamosa Library’s Author Soiree, held on July 23.
Kathy Park is an accomplished sculptor and painter as well as a writer, English professor, gardener, and former Aikido teacher. She has written a number of books, including Seeing Into Stone: A Sculptor’s Journey, a memoir about her 15-year apprenticeship with Gordon Newell; Coyote Points the Way: Borderland Stories and Plays, a compilation of short fiction, nonfiction and 10-minute plays; and Aikido
- Aug. 20: Jonathon Stalls, 6 p.m.
Walk: Slow Down, Wake Up and Connect at 1-3 Miles Per Hour
We will begin with a walk, and then come back to the store for the book event
Off the Mat: One Woman’s Journey using Aikido Principles to Stay Sane in Body, Mind, and Spirit, a hybrid memoir that describes what the author has learned from over 40 years of practicing Aikido.
Park earned an MFA in creative writing through Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, and teaches English and creative writing through Adams State University’s Prison College Program. Her courses include The Prison Memoir, Communication Arts, Creative Nonfiction, and Introduction to Creative Writing. Park lives with her artist husband, Henry Woolbert, in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. View their work at dreampowerartworks.com.
Published in May of 2021, this book is poetry and prose that describes using Aikido principles, humor, a positive attitude and grit to live with the multiple challenges of glioblastoma, an aggresive brain cancer. This book is intended to be helpful to anyone facing life challenges, whether they be serious and life threatening or day-to-day.
Narrow Gauge Book Coop (719-589-3464) is located at 602 Main St. in Alamosa.