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Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Denver West Village, Monday, January 28 at 01am
Author Event Dorothy Wickenden, "Nothing Daunted" (Carbondale)
The Bookworm of Edwards, Monday, October 22, 2012 at 6pm
Author Dorothy Wickenden NOTHING DAUNTED : The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West Monday, October 22 @ 6:30 p.m. | Third Street Center in Carbondale
A One Book, One Town special event presented by the Friends of the Gordon Cooper Library. In collaboration with the Carbondale Council on the Arts and Humanities. Get to know your neighbor through a book. A community reading project in Carbondale, Colorado.
about the book
Wickenden captures the uncomplaining frontier women and the strutting young cowboys; the dialect and personalities of her grandmother’s irrepressible young students; and the violent kidnapping of Bob Perry, who had begun successfully courting Rosamond. The book, which began as a much-admired 2009 New Yorker article, is both intimate and epic. It is a story of two supremely engaging women swept up in some of the strongest currents of the country’s history.
"Wickenden has painstakingly recreated the story of how that earlier Dorothy and her friend Rosamond Underwood embarked on a brief but life-changing adventure, teaching the children of struggling homesteaders... Wickenden lets their tale of personal transformation open out to reveal the larger changes in the rough-and-tumble society of the West...Fascinating...scenes emerge with a lovely clarity"--Maria Russo", New York Times Book Review"
about the author
Dorothy Wickenden has been the executive editor of The New Yorker since January 1996. She also writes for the magazine and is the moderator of its weekly podcast “The Political Scene.” She is on the faculty of The Writers’ Institute at CUNY’s Graduate Center, where she teaches a course on narrative nonfiction. A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard, Wickenden was national affairs editor at Newsweek from 1993-1995 and before that was the longtime executive editor at The New Republic. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Westchester, New York.
Gordon Cooper Library has sponsored a One book, One Town event for the past 11 years. This year "NOTHING DAUNTED" was chosen because it is about bringing civilization to the rugged and untamed Western Slope of Colorado. Carbondale remains the home of the successors of one of the delightful main characters. Rosamond Underwood became the wife of Bob Perry whose family still ranches in the Roaring Fork Valley.
This event is free and open to the public.
Location: Street: 520 Third Street Additional: Third Street Center City: Carbondale, Province: Colorado Postal Code: 81623 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Hayden Heritage Weekend with Dorothy Wickenden
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, Friday, July 6, 2012 at 12pm
2012 HAYDEN HERITAGE WEEKEND with Dorothy Wickenden Travel back in time to experience frontier Hayden at the 2012 Hayden Heritage Weekend. Come and explore Hayden, where Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood, young ladies from Auburn, New York, experienced 1916 frontier life at its best, from riding to school on horseback to community dances to the challenges of ranchlife. Author Dorothy Wickenden, grand-daughter of Dorothy Woodruff and Executive Editor of The New Yorker, brought to life the adventures of Rose and Dorothy in‘NOTHING DAUNTED’. Hayden remains relatively unchanged since the early 1900s, and its western heritage is alive and well. The Heritage weekend begins on Friday, July 6th with birdwatching; hay rides; wine tasting; dinner and tours of Ferry Carpenter’s house at the Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch, an Audubon listed site. The evening will include an exhibit with artists both past and present. On Saturday, July 7th, enjoy an exclusive tour of the Elkhead schoolhouse and surroundings with local historian Belle Zars and author Dorothy Wickenden. Saturday’s tour will continue to celebrate the past with a community barbecue and barn dance and art exhibition at the historic Hayden Granary. COST: Full weekend activity package for $150 per person (prior to June 1, 2012) with discounted lodging packages available through Steamboat Resorts www.steamboatresorts.com . Individual event pricing available. Reservations are required for all activities except the barn dance. For more information and to register, contact the Hayden Heritage Center at 970-276-4380 or firstname.lastname@example.org. WHO: The Hayden Heritage Center; Author Dorothy Wickenden and Yampa Valley Artists WHAT: 2012 Hayden Heritage Weekend celebrating the Elkhead Schoolhouse and Hayden’s Ranching and Horse Heritage WHEN: Friday, July 6, 2012, 4:00-10pm and Saturday, July 7, 2012, 9am-11:30pm WHERE: Carpenter Ranch; Elkhead Ranch; Elkhead Schoolhouse; Hayden Granary WHY: A benefit fundraiser for the Hayden Heritage Center; Hayden High School and for the Yampa Valley Land Trust ———————————— Individual Events (July 6th & 7th) include: Friday night Horse Heritage Evening at the Carpenter Ranch (5-9pm): includes Dinner, Exhibits, Horse Drawn Wagon Ride and Birdwatching Tour Saturday Day Tour of Elkhead Rock School House (9a-3p): with Catered Picnic Lunch & Presentations including Dorothy Wickenden Saturday Night Dinner & Dance at the Hayden Granary (6-10p): Barbque, Dance Instruction, Art Auction and Country Barn Dance Saturday Night Dance Only Ticket: Country Barn Dance dance starts at 7:30 *** Opportunities to purchase books at each event will be provided by Off the Beaten Path Bookstore or can be purchased at the Hayden Heritage Center Museum. Author Dorothy Wickenden will be on hand throughout the weekend to speak with and autograph books. visit:
Location: Street: HAYDEN, Colorado , Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Hayden Heritage - "Writing History" panel discussion with Dorothy Wickenden and Harriet Freiberger
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 6pm
Off the Beaten Path is hosting a ticketed event featuring a panel discussion with Dorothy Wickenden and Harriet Frieberger as a kick-off event promoting the Hayden Heritage Weekend. Bookstore owner, Ron Krall will lead a discussion with authors Dorothy Wickenden and Harriet Frieberger! This will prove to be a fabulous event full of interesting insight on creating a sense of place with writing, maintaining the importance of heritage and connecting with readers through historical events and people. This is a kick-off event promoting the Hayden Heritage Weekend. Tell your family, friends to call the bookstore at 970-879-6830 to reserve tickets in advance and receive the discounted price (space is limited). The event begins at 6pm and doors will open 10 minutes prior to the start.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Includes panel discussion with 2 featured authors, wine samplings and savory appetizers.
------------- Travel back in time to experience frontier Hayden at the 2012 Hayden Heritage Weekend. A weekend full of interesting activities and insights. Come and explore Hayden, where Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood, young ladies from Auburn, New York, experienced 1916 frontier life at its best, from riding to school on horseback to community dances to the challenges of ranchlife. Author Dorothy Wickenden, grand-daughter of Dorothy Woodruff and Executive Editor of The New Yorker, brought to life the adventures of Ros and Dorothy in her book ‘NOTHING DAUNTED’. Hayden remains relatively unchanged since the early 1900s, and its western heritage is alive and well. For more information on the weekend activities and a full event schedule visit: www.yampavalley.info and
Location: Street: 68 9th Steet City: Steamboat Springs, Province: Colorado Postal Code: 80487 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Author Visit: Dorothy Wickenden
Grand Rapids Public Library – Main, Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 7pm
Dorothy Wickenden reads from Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West.
In 2008, New Yorker executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden, made a discovery of her grandmother’s letters in which Dorothy Woodruff gave vivid accounts of her experience as a schoolteacher in the Colorado Rockies nearly 100 years earlier. Wickenden reconstructed Dorothy and her companion Rosamond’s journey in an exhilarating Western saga told from the point of view of two privileged but open-minded women from the East. NOTHING DAUNTED is both intimate and epic. It shows how two women were swept up in some of the strongest currents of the country’s history, and captures their extravagant hopes for improving the lives and schools of rural America. A booksigning will follow the event. Sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation VanderVeen Center for the Book fund. Free and open to the public. (abridle)
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