Live Reading with Lesley Poling-Kempes Nov. 7
Saturday, November 7 at 4:00 p.m. author Lesley Poling-Kempes will read from and discuss her newly released “Ladies of the Canyon: A League of Extraordinary Women & Their Adventures in the American Southwest” in the Agape Center at Ghost Ranch. This beautifully researched book adds even more to the story of some amazing characters who created a life here in the southwest.
“Poling-Kempes has done an admirable job scouring archives for these women, who have been largely left out of the historical record of the West. It’s a kind of prequel to our common history of the Southwest, peopled by women with long skirts and cinched waists in the desert heat, riding cowboy style, trying to do right by the land they all loved.” Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
The event is free and open to the public. Books may be purchased at the Ghost Ranch Trading Post, and are available for signing after the event. Please park at the Welcome Center. Directions to Ghost Ranch. For more information call Ghost Ranch at 505-685-1031.
Lesley Poling-Kempes is the award winning author of fiction and nonfiction books about the American Southwest, including “Bone Horses” winner of the 2014 WILLA Literary Award for Contemporary Fiction and the Tony Hillerman Award; “The Harvey Girls: Women Who Opened the West,” winner of the Zia Award and recently optioned for a television series (Atalaya Productions, 2015); “Valley of Shining Stone: The Story of Abiquiu,” and “Ghost Ranch.” Her first novel “Canyon of Remembering” was a Western Writers of America Spur Award finalist. In September of 2015 “Ladies of the Canyon: A League of Extraordinary Women & Their Adventures in the American Southwest” was released by the University of Arizona Press. She lives in Abiquiu, New Mexico.