Fri, Mar 18|
Collected Works Bookstore
Craig Childs, Tracing Time: Seasons of Rock Art on the Colorado Plateau
“Centuries dissolve. You’ve stepped into a portal, an eye, the open mouth of time. One small pecking can do it, a rough antlered deity no taller than a finger. It is one word in a grand storytelling that spans the Colorado Plateau, this land of rock,” writes Craig Childs in Tracing Time.
Date, Time & Location
Mar 18, 2022, 6:00 PM MDT
Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
About the Event
Craig will give an in-store presentation and we will live stream the evening on Zoom, please register to watch here.
If you are attending in person, for your safety and those around you, we will be requiring all audience members wear a mask.
Pre-order Tracing Time ($18.95) from CW online here or call the store (505) 988-4226
In ten literary essays, Craig Childs bears witness to rock art of the Colorado Plateau—bighorn sheep pecked behind boulders, tiny spirals in stone, human figures with upraised arms shifting with the desert light, each one a portal to the open mouth of time. With a spirit of generosity, humility, and love of the arid, intricate landscapes of the desert Southwest, Childs sets these ancient communications in context, inviting readers to look and listen deeply.
About the Author
Craig Childs has published more than a dozen critically acclaimed books, including The Secret Knowledge of Water, Atlas of a Lost World, and his most recent Virga & Bone. He is a contributing editor at Adventure Journal Quarterly and his work has appeared in the Atlantic, New York Times, and Los Angeles Times. He lives in southwest Colorado.