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Author/Publisher Event - Torrey House Press

When: Feb 22, 2022
From 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Brigham City Public Library
26 E Forest St
Contact: (435) 723-5850
Details: Speakers:
  • Phyllis Barber, author of The Precarious Walk: Essays from Sand and Sky.
  • Kirsten Johanna Allen, Publisher & Editorial Director, Torrey House Press.

Phyllis Barber is an award-winning author of nine books, including The Desert Between UsRaw Edges, and How I Got Cultured. Winner of the AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction, she has published essays and short stories in North American ReviewCrazyhorse, and Kenyon Review. She has been cited as Notable in The Best American Essays and in The Best American Travel Writing. In 2005, Barber was inducted into the Nevada Writers’ Hall of Fame. Barber has taught at the Vermont College of Fine Arts and the University of Utah's Osher Institute. She lives in Park City, Utah.

Kirsten Johanna Allen manages editing, production, marketing, and fundraising for Torrey House Press. She also oversees acquisitions. Though Kirsten is a native New Yorker, she's also a sixth-generation Utahn and feels most at home hiking in Utah’s red rock country. She has two grown children and lives with a pair of cats and her spouse, Mark Bailey, in Salt Lake City and Torrey, Utah.

Torrey House Press publishes books at the intersection of the literary arts and environmental advocacy. THP authors explore the diversity of human experiences and relationships with place. THP books create conversations about issues that concern the American West, landscape, literature, and the future of our ever-changing planet, inspiring action toward a more just world.

The Precarious Walk: Essays from Sand and Sky: Barber, Phyllis