NH and the Becoming of The Bear: Author Talk & Reception

How do stories shape our past, present, and future? Author Andrew Krivak will take up this question when he discusses writing The Bear. Krivak will talk about his desire to write a novel in which Nature serves as a protagonist, and how living in New Hampshire’s Monadnock region brought that vision to life. He will discuss how he conceived of and composed The Bear and reflect on how re-orienting our view of the environment, understanding Nature as a character, can shape the way we perceive a changing world on the personal, the local, and the planetary level. 

Join us for a 1:00 pm public reception featuring an author meet-and-greet and light snacks. The program will begin at 2:00 pm and will be followed by a book signing. This event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is strongly recommended. The Bear will be available for purchase from Gibson's Bookstore. 

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. 

ANDREW KRIVAK is the author of The Bear, a Mountain Book Competition winner, Massachusetts Book Award winner, and NEA Big Read selection; the Dardan Trilogy, which includes The Sojourn, a National Book Award finalist and winner of both the Chautauqua Prize and Dayton Literary Peace Prize; The Signal Flame, a Chautauqua Prize finalist; and Like the Appearance of Horses. He is also the author of the poetry collection Ghosts of the Monadnock Wolves and the memoir A Long Retreat: In Search of a Religious Life, as well as the editor of The Letters of William Carlos Williams to Edgar Irving Williams, 1902–1912, which received the Louis L. Martz Prize. Krivak lives with his wife and three children in Somerville, MA and Jaffrey, NH, in the shadow of Mount Monadnock, which inspired much of the landscape in The Bear. 

Free parking is available at the parking garage at 75 Storrs Street, Concord

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Event Details


Saturday, October 14, 2023 1:00pm


Bank of NH Stage
16 South Main Street
Concord NH 03301

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New Hampshire Humanities

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