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      Turn Around Time: An Evening of Poetry and Illustration with David Guterson and Justin Gibben in Bainbridge Island


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      September 19, 2019

      Thursday   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

      550 Winslow Way East
      Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110

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      Turn Around Time: An Evening of Poetry and Illustration with David Guterson and Justin Gibben

      BIMA and Eagle Harbor Book Company present acclaimed Bainbridge Island author, David Guterson, for a night featuring poems from the authors new book, Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem for the Pacific Northwest, and a pop-up viewing of illustrations by Justin Gibbens. EVENT TIMING 6:30 pm Justin Gibbens Illustration Viewing & Artist Reception 7:00 pm David Guterson Reading 8:00 pm Book signing ABOUT THE ARTISTS David Guterson is a novelist, short story writer, poet, essayist, and journalist. He is best known for his award-winning debut novel, Snow Falling on Cedars, which won both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award. It has sold more than four million copies and was adapted as a major motion picture. He lives on Bainbridge Island with his wife Robin. They have five children. Follow David on Facebook @davidgutersonauthor. The work of artist Justin Gibbens is collected by individuals and institutions, including Washington Arts Consortium, Grinnell College, Microsoft, and the Tacoma Art Museum. He is represented by G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle and Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland and lives in Thorp, Washington. Learn more at JustinGibbens.com. ABOUT TURN AROUND TIME Most outdoor enthusiasts understand the phrase turn around time as that point in an adventure when you must cease heading out in order to have enough time to safely return to camp or homeregardless of whether you have reached your destination. For award-winning novelist David Guterson, it is also a metaphor for where we find ourselves in the middle of our lives, and his new narrative poem Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem for the Pacific Northwest explores this idea through a lyrical journey along a trail, much like those in Washingtons mountain ranges which he hiked while growing up. With a fast-moving, propulsive quality, Davids writing offers lush language, vivid imagery, and pacing that resonates as a journey on foot. Outdoor-lovers will relate to the physicality of hiking represented here, from endless trail switchbacks to foot and ankle pains as well as observant descriptions of the mountain landscape. Davids words are brought further to life by the delicate yet mythical illustrations by award-winning artist Justin Gibbens.


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