Author Talk: Peter Stark
April 5 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
New York Times bestselling author Peter Stark will present a benefit author reading and book signing at Curry Public Library in Gold Beach. Proceeds from a silent auction will be split between two local nonprofit organizations, Curry Public Library and the Curry Health Foundation. The event is free and the first 30 attendees will get a free book, additional copies will be available for purchase.
The event will be held on April 5, 2023, at 4:30 pm. From 4:30-5:45 there will be a reception with refreshments and music by Agness pianist Michelle Berlant followed by the author’s presentation. The silent auction items and bid sheets will be on display at the library starting March 28th. Bidding will close at 5:45 pm on April 5.
Peter Stark is an “adventure historian.” Born in Wisconsin, he attended Dartmouth College and University of Wisconsin and set out to write adventure-travel articles about Greenland, Tibet, and elsewhere for magazines such as Outside, Smithsonian, The New York Times Magazine, and others. Based in Missoula, Montana, he now specializes in researching and writing historical accounts of early American explorers in wilderness settings and their contact with Indigenous peoples.
His book Astoria, a New York Times bestseller in 2014, told the epic story of the first American colony on the West Coast at the mouth of the Columbia River. His Young Washington (2018) was named a finalist for the George Washington Book Prize. He has recently completed a book about the struggle for the lands of the Midwest between the great Shawnee leader Tecumseh and the frontier governor (and later president) William Henry Harrison. Titled Gallop Toward the Sun, it will be published by Random House this August.