Campfire Stories with Dave and Ilyssa Kyu

Campfire Stories with Dave and Ilyssa Kyu

Please welcome Dave & Ilyssa Kyu, the co-authors of "Campfire Stories," to Branches Books & Gifts! This event will be combined with Branches Books' holiday preview weekend.

Campfire Stories is a collection of short stories to be read together around a fire. Please join us as we welcome Dave & Ilyssa Kyu, co-authors of Campfire Stories on Saturday, November 10th from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. This event will be combined with the holiday preview weekend!

Our national parks are beautiful and unique places, often serving as an introduction to the outdoors and inspiring an appreciation for nature and wilderness. Similarly, stories and storytelling can serve as an introduction to other places and foster a powerful emotional connection to nature. Campfire Stories brings together tales about our national parks; some are by well-known writers such as John Muir, Bill Bryson, and Terry Tempest Williams, while others are from pioneer diaries or have been passed down through generations of indigenous peoples.

Co-editors Dave and Ilyssa Kyu spent months traveling and researching the stories collected here. They gathered the best materials from public libraries, historical societies, arts and cultural organizations, museums, research centers, and national park archives. Park rangers, historians, artists, curators, educators, and local residents all offered guidance and suggestions. The goal was to discover entertaining, diverse, and engaging writings that reflect each park's essence--as well as just fun to share. 

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