Thu, Aug 11|
John Nichols, I Got Mine: Confessions of a Midlist Writer
I Got Mine: Confessions of a Midlist Writer is the memoir of Nichols’ extraordinary life, as seen through the lens of his writing. John will be in conversation with author, lawyer, Jeffrey Haas.
Date, Time & Location
Aug 11, 2022, 6:00 PM MDT
About the Event
This event will take place on Zoom only, please register to join us here.
John and Jeffrey will Zoom from gallery, Studio 107b, in Taos and we're grateful to Maye Torres for gifting us this beautiful venue.
"My recent memoir celebrates the joy of writing mixed with dabs of failure and hilarious tragedies."
Signed copies of I Got Mine are available from CW online here or by calling the store at (505) 988-4226
John Nichols', I Got Mine, is told from the point of view of his daily practice of writing. The memoir delves into everything that went into making him a writer and eventually found an outlet in his work—his education, family, wives, children, friends, enemies, politics, and place. Beginning with his first novel, The Sterile Cuckoo, published in 1965 when he was just twenty-four, Nichols shares his highs and lows: his ambivalent relationship with money; his growing disenchantment with the hypocrisy of capitalism; and his love-hate relationship with Hollywood—including the years-long struggle of working with director Robert Redford on the film version of The Milagro Beanfield War, which was filmed around Truchas and featured many of Nichols’ northern New Mexico neighbors. Throughout I Got Mine Nichols spins a shining thread connecting his lifelong engagement with progressive political causes, his passionate interest in and identification with ordinary people, and his deep connection to the land.
About the Author
John Nichols has published ten works of nonfiction and thirteen novels, including the classic The Milagro Beanfield War. His recent works include the novels The Annual Big Arsenic Fishing Contest! and On Top of Spoon Mountain as well as My Heart Belongs to Nature: A Memoir in Photographs and Prose (all from UNM Press). Nichols lives in northern New Mexico.
For his full biography and other fun facts and details, please visit his website.
About Jeffrey Haas
Jeffrey Haas is one of the founders of the Peoples Law Office. He has 50 years' experience as a civil rights attorney including time representing the families of Fred Hampton and Mark Clark and proving, after 13 years of litigation, that Fred Hampton was killed as a result of a conspiracy between the FBI's Cointelpro Program, States Attorney Edward Hanrahan, and the Chicago Police. He has represented protesters ranging from those opposed to the Vietnam War to SDS to the Young Lords to the Panthers up to Water Protectors at Standing Rock. His book, The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther is available from CW online here.