Respite by The River with William Emery

Thursday May 21 2009   18:00:00
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Thursday, May 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
William Emery, author of Edges of Bounty: Adventures in the Edible Valley, will read from and sign copies of his book at Respite by The River, readings and performances related to life in California’s Central Valley.
Free and open to the public; for more information call (559) 248-8480, ext. 154 or visit

William Emery and Scott SquireWilliam Emery grew up on a small farm in the Smoky Hills of Kansas. A former editor at Heyday, he splits his time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Kansas. He is currently working on a novel, a collection of prose poetry, and a children’s book. Scott Squire is a documentary photographer working at the intersection of journalism, anthropology, and fine art. He is a principal at NonFiction Media, a social justice–oriented multimedia production company based in Seattle.

Photo by Scott Squire

William E. JusticeWilliam Emery Justice grew up on the grass seas of the Kansas prairie, far from boats but still prey to wind and storm. A fourth-generation Kansan, he attended the University of Kansas, where he studied Russian literature and language, German literature, and religion. He worked as a farm laborer, a pizza maker, a vacuum salesman (he didn’t sell a single machine), a roofer, a doughnut fryer, a bookbinder, a convenience store clerk (third shift), a copyist, and a video store clerk before becoming an acquisitions editor. He is the author of Edges of Bounty: Adventures in the Edible Valley and the children's book Kodoku.

Photo by Scott Squire