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Michael P. Branch

Saturday, February 25, 5 - 7pm

Reading of Award Winning Non-Fiction by Nevada-based Writer

Michael P. Branch is a writer, humorist, environmentalist, father, and desert rat who lives with his wife and two young daughters in the western Great Basin Desert. His work includes nine published books, one of which is the Pulitzer Prize-nominated John Muir’s Last Journey: South to the Amazon and East to Africa. His recent books include: Raising Wild: Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness (2016), Rants from the Hill: On Packrats, Bobcats, Wildfires, Curmudgeons, a Drunken Mary Kay Lady, and Other Encounters with the Wild in the High Desert (2017), “The Best Read Naturalist”: Nature Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson (2017), How to Cuss in Western: And Other Missives from the High Desert (2018), and On the Trail of the Jackalope (2022).

In his new book, On the Trail of the Jackalope: How a Legend Captured the World’s Imagination and Helped Us Cure Cancer, Branch explores the never-before-told story of the horned rabbit – the myths, the hoaxes, the very real scientific breakthrough it inspired – and how it became a cultural touchstone of the American West.

Saturday, February 25, 5 - 7pm

Art Bar & Galleries Open at 5pm
Literary Reading at 5:30pm

Tickets
Free to the Public

Oats Park Art Center
151 East Park Street · Fallon, Nev. 89406
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For More Information
Call 775-423-1440

Artist’s Website
www.michaelbranchwriter.com

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Thank You Sponsors & Partners

Churchill Arts Council programs and activities are sponsored, in part, by: an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; the City of Fallon; the Nevada Arts Council; the Fallon Convention & Tourism Authority; TourWest / WESTAF; Nevada Humanities; the Depot Casino / Widmer & Mills, CPAs; Mackedon deBraga Law, P. C.; the Bretzlaff Foundation; the E. L. Cord Foundation; the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation; Churchill County; the Nevada Commission on Tourism; Speedway Market; Lahontan Valley News; the Fallon Post; CC Communications; and Holiday Inn Express. The Churchill Arts Council proudly pours Great Basin Brewing Company’s beer at all its events.

The free performances by Mile Twelve and Paul Thorn are presented in cooperation with the Mayor, City Council, and City of Fallon. Additional support for the performances by Perla Batalla and Laney Lou & the Bird Dogs has been provided by the Depot Casino / Widmer & Mills, CPAs. The readings by authors Kendra Atleework and Michael P. Branch are presented in cooperation with the Churchill Library Association and are supported by Nevada Humanities.

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