Oct 28 2015
Ron Carlson, Return to Oakpine

Ron Carlson, Return to Oakpine

Presented by Utah Humanities at Salt Lake City Public Library Main Branch

Novelist Ron Carlson reads from and discusses his new book, Return to Oakpine, as part of the City Art series in the 4th floor conference room of the Salt Lake City Public Library.

In this finely wrought portrait of western American life, Ron Carlson takes us to the small town of Oakpine, Wyoming, and into the lives of four men trying to make peace with who they are in the world.

In high school, these men were in a band. One of them, Jimmy, left Oakpine for New York City after the tragic death of his brother. A successful novelist, he has returned thirty years later, in 1999—because he is dying. Return to Oakpine is a generous, tender look at friendship, family, and the roads not taken, by a writer at the peak of his craft.

Ron Carlson is the author of five story collections and four novels, including The Signal and Five Skies. His fiction has appeared in Harper’s, The New Yorker, Playboy, GQ, Best American Short Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. He is the director of the writing program at the University of California at Irvine and lives in Huntington Beach, California. 

This event is made pssible with the support of Utah Humanities, the Salt Lake City Public Library, and City Art.

Admission Info


Dates & Times

2015/10/28 - 2015/10/28

Location Info

Salt Lake City Public Library Main Branch

210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111