Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Fireside Reading Series: Jon Lurie, Canoeing with JoséThe Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library
Wed., February 21 at 7:00 pm
- ASL Interpretation
- Accessible Entrance
Schedule and Tickets
Tix: Free; Phone: Friends: 651-366-6497; Venue 651-642-0293. Email Bailey. Accessible entrance is on west side of building (near parking lot). Accessible restrooms are on the ground level (retrieve keys from the first floor desk). Elevator is near the accessible entrance.
About the Show
Feb. 21, 2018; next event is: Feb. 28 Kaethe Schwehn.
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library presents the Fireside Reading Series to highlight the work of some of Minnesota’s finest writers who have published a new work in the previous year. The first time journalist Jon Lurie met José Perez, the smart, angry, 15-year-old Lakota-Puerto Rican drew a knife and questioned Lurie’s authority. Five years later, both men are floundering. Lurie is newly divorced and depressed. Perez is embedded in a haze of women and street feuds. Then Lurie hits upon a plan to save them: embark together on a mythic 2,000-mile paddle from Breckenridge, MN, to the Hudson Bay. Written in gritty, honest prose, Canoeing with José describes their remarkable journey. Lurie has worked as a journalist, wilderness guide, and as a teen adviser at a Native American journalism program. He is also the coauthor, with Clyde Bellecourt, of The Thunder Before the Storm.