Our One Book, One Mesa County 2012 annual event has just concluded. Amor Towles, author of Rules of Civility, addressed our audience at Avalon Theater on Saturday the 25th. Amor told personal stories of his life in New York City, and described his passion for the study of classic literature and his inspiring and efficient writing methods. He highlighted artistic inspirations to his novel, including the Walker Evans photo exhibit, which provided the novel’s concept, and the paintings of Edward Hooper. He then answered questions from the audience – noting that while Katy wasn’t based on anyone he knew, though his grandmothers were rich inspiration as young women of that time, and that he hadn’t done any formal research on the 30′s before writing, although he had studied that time period previously. It was clear to all that Amor was knowledgeable, captivating, a natural story teller, as well as very happy to address all of you.
Thank you all for joining us for One Book this year and for supporting our program! We hope you enjoyed exploring the One Book choice with us this year.
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