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Campfire Stories Reading

August 2, 2023 at 6:00 pm 7:30 pm PDT

Join Ilyssa Kyu and Dave Kyu, editors of the new anthology Campfire Stories Volume II: Tales from America’s National Parks and Trails, and special guest Harvest Moon for a reading and book signing at Browsers Bookshop on Wednesday, August 2 at 6:00 PM.

Inspired by America’s beloved national parks, Campfire Stories Volume II: Tales from America’s National Parks and Trails is a collection of modern prose, poetry, folklore, and more from a diverse group of writers who share a deep appreciation of the natural world. Contributors represent a range of rich and diverse voices, including from the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. Award winners such as Lauret Savoy, Rae DelBianco, and Terry Tempest Williams; newer voices including Derick Lugo, Rosette Royale, and Ed Bok Lee; and even a poet laureate, Rena Priest–all share their unique perspectives on our national parks and trails. Featuring stories from five national parks including Olympic National Park as well as the Pacific Crest and Appalachian National Scenic Trails, these modern campfire stories revel in each park’s distinct landscape and imaginatively transport the reader to the warm edge of a campfire ring.

ILYSSA KYU is a design researcher focused on inclusion at frog design, a global creative consultancy, and the founder of Amble, a sabbatical program for creative professionals to take time away with purpose in support of nature conservancies. DAVE KYU is a socially engaged artist, writer, and arts administrator. Born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in the United States, he explores the creative tensions of identity, community, and public space in his work. They live with their two daughters outside of Philadelphia and are always seeking adventure and connection in the outdoors. Find them online at campfirestoriesbook.com and on Instagram @campfirestoriesbook.

*Photo by Max Grudzinski


August 2, 2023
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm PDT
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