Dan Szczesny speaking about his new book "The White Mountain"
Tuesday, January 157:00—8:15 PMLecture HallDover Public Library73 Locust St., Dover, NH, 03820
On Tuesday, January 15 at 7pm, the Friends of the Dover Public Library will present a talk by author, lecturer, and journalist Dan Szczesny about his newest book, “The White Mountain”. Over the course of one calendar year, Szczesny explored the history and mystique of New England’s tallest mountain. But Mount Washington is more than just a 6,288-foot rock pile: the mountain is the cultural soul of climbers, hikers, and tourists from around the world looking to test their mettle against its extreme conditions in return for a chance to experience its most intense natural beauty.
Szczesny's research took him outside of the archives; he was on the team of a 97-year-old ultra-runner, he dressed as Walt Whitman and read poetry while hiking up the mountain, and he spent a week in winter cooking for the scientists at the Observatory. In “The White Mountain”, Szczesny turned a veteran journalist's eye toward exploring Mount Washington's place in the collective consciousness of the country and our state. He explores how this rugged NH landscape reflects our timeless obsession and passion for exploration and discovery.
Dan Szczesny is a long-time resident of New Hampshire. His other books include travelogues on Nepal and Alaska. He is a Hemingway Foundation finalist for short fiction and has also written collections of short stories and poetry. Dan has traveled widely throughout the country speaking about adventure travel and the importance of getting kids into the outdoors. He currently calls Manchester, New Hampshire his Base Camp where he lives with his wife and daughter. Learn more about Dan’s work at www.danszczesny.com. This program is free and open to all. For more information, call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050.
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