“Authors & Illustrators” Series Kick-off a Success

On Friday, March 4, we kicked off our new series “Authors & Illustrators” with a reading by Chadd VanZanten and Russ Beck from their book On Fly-Fishing the Northern Rockies: Essays and Dubious Advice. The two writers read engaging stories about their love for fly-fishing while their friend and well-known fly-tyer Tim King demonstrated the art of tying flies. The audience was able to follow his every move as it was projected onto a large screen.

In addition, there were snacks available and a number of really wonderful raffle items, including 8 flies by Mr. King and fish-themed pottery from Hyrum’s Rasmussen Pottery.

Russ Beck reading one of his stories. Next to him: fish paintings on display.

Russ Beck reading one of his stories. 

Chadd VanZanten reading and Tim King tying a fly.

Chadd VanZanten reading and Tim King tying a fly. (Photos: Sabine Barcatta)

A big thank you goes to Russ, Chadd, and Tim for sharing their stories and skills. And thanks to Barbara Middleton for organizing this series. Please stay posted for further announcements. We are  hoping to dedicate every first Friday of the month to this type of event.

Next month’s speaker is USU photography professor Carsten Meier. He will speak about his longtime project of photographing dams. His recently published book DAM will be available for previewing in the library. (It cannot be checked out until after April 1.)


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