On Saturday I dropped in at the Java Cat and discovered a book-signing right there. Laura McClenny (center of photo) grew up in Emporia, has lived in Colorado for many years and is back in Emporia again.
McClenny book signing
Local author Laura McClenny will be signing her newly released book: Women of the Upper Rio Grande: Beartown to Creede, Memories from 1920 to 1960 on Saturday at JavaCat 5 coffeehouse in Emporia from 2 to 4 p.m. The book has been a 10-year project and features “ethnographic interviewing” to draw out stories from the time period. The book was published in close cooperation with the Creede, Colorado Historical Society and Donning Publishing Company. While the interviews with senior women take place along the headwaters of the Upper Rio Grande river outside of Creede, Colorado, Ms. McClenny has roots are here in Emporia, as do some of the women interviewed. In addition to the opportunity to purchase books on Saturday, the Town Crier has copies for sale.