Heidi Barr: WHAT COMES NEXT
Dragonfly Books welcomes Luther College graduate Heidi Barr for an author talk featuring her new Little Bound Book What Comes Next: Between Beauty and Destruction. In What Comes Next, Barr examines the emotions and everyday challenges that come with job loss. Barr will share her stories, talk about her book, and sign books on Friday, June 14 at 7:00 PM at Dragonfly Books.
Heidi Barr is a mother, spouse, organic vegetable gardener, and writer. A Luther College alum, Barr is committed to cultivating ways of being that are life-giving and sustainable for people, communities, and the planet. Barr is co-founder of the 12 Tiny Things movement and a regular contributor to We Are Wildness. In addition to What Comes Next Barr is the author of Prairie Grown: Stories and Recipes from a South Dakota Hillside (Avenida Books 2016) and the essay collection Woodland Manitou: To Be on Earth (Homebound Publications 2017).
In What Comes Next (Homebound Publications 2019) Barr takes an honest look at job loss and the uncertainty of not knowing what might be coming next. From disbelief to financial concerns to anxiety over the prospect of a two hour commute after ten years of working from home, this essay explores both the questions that come with job loss and the potential for uncovering the beauty that might just be hidden under what feels like destruction.
Everyone is invited to join Dragonfly Books for this free event on Friday, June 14 at 7:00 PM. If you find that you can't make it to the event but would still like to purchase a book, just give Dragonfly Books a call at 563-382-4275. One of their staff will be glad to reserve a book and have it autographed for you.
This event is sponsored by Dragonfly Books at 112 W. Water St., Decorah and is free and open to the public. To learn more about this and other events at Dragonfly Books, please visit www.dragonflybooks.com, or contact us at email@example.com or 563-382-4275.
Job loss. It’s not something that most people want to think about, whether it happens to them or not--but in modern society, it’s all too common for the words “lay off” and “company downsize” to grace a conversation about how life is going.
Woodland Manitou: To Be on Earth is a collection of essays rooted in the rhythm of the natural world. Through the turn of the seasons, Heidi Barr illustrates how the cycles of the earth have informed her everyday life from community to vocation to the food that finds its way to the dinner table.
Prairie Grown bridges cookbook and memoir with four seasons' worth of recipes from a small South Dakota farm.
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