Historian Chris Wimmer, journalist Will Grant, and novelist Elizabeth Crook explore the reality and romance of the Old West. The dramatic events of America's centennial year, the adventures of a modern-day pony express rider, and an epic tale of frontier flight and pursuit testify to its persistent claim on the modern imagination.
|UA Library/Special Collections (Seats 110)
|Sun, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)
|History / Biography
Elizabeth Crook, a recipient of the prestigious Texas Writer Award, has lived most of her life in Texas, where the landscapes have served as both backdrop and muse for her writing. She has skillfully woven together narratives that interlace historical events and richly drawn characters, creating a tapestry of compelling storytelling....
Will Grant was born and raised outside Denver, Colo. After college, he worked as a cowboy and a horse trainer in Colorado, Wyoming and Texas, where he apprenticed under the legendary horseman Jack Brainard....
Chris Wimmer is the creator, host and lead writer of "Legends of the Old West," a long-form, narrative podcast that tells true stories of the American West. He has a master's degree in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and has won numerous local, state and national awards for his writing....