Turn Around Time: An Evening of Poetry and Illustration with David Guterson and Justin Gibbens
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BIMA and Eagle Harbor Book Company present acclaimed Bainbridge Island author, David Guterson, for a night featuring poems from the author’s new book, Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem for the Pacific Northwest, and a pop-up viewing of illustrations by Justin Gibbens.

Event Timing

6:30 pm Justin Gibbens Illustration Pop-Up
7:00 pm David Guterson Reading
8:00 pm Book signing

About the Artists

David Guterson is a novelist, short story writer, poet, essayist, and journalist. He is best known for his award-winning debut novel, Snow Falling on Cedars, which won both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award. It has sold more than four million copies and was adapted as a major motion picture. He lives on Bainbridge Island with his wife Robin. They have five children. Follow David on Facebook @davidgutersonauthor.

The work of artist Justin Gibbens is collected by individuals and institutions, including Washington Arts Consortium, Grinnell College, Microsoft, and the Tacoma Art Museum. He is represented by G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle and Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland and lives in Thorp, Washington.  Learn more at JustinGibbens.com.

About Turn Around Time

Most outdoor enthusiasts understand the phrase “turn around time” as that point in an adventure when you must cease heading out in order to have enough time to safely return to camp or home—regardless of whether you have reached your destination. For award-winning novelist David Guterson, it is also a metaphor for where we find ourselves in the middle of our lives, and his new narrative poem Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem for the Pacific Northwest explores this idea through a lyrical journey along a trail, much like those in Washington’s mountain ranges which he hiked while growing up. With a fast-moving, propulsive quality, David’s writing offers lush language, vivid imagery, and pacing that resonates as a journey on foot. Outdoor-lovers will relate to the physicality of hiking represented here, from endless trail switchbacks to foot and ankle pains as well as observant descriptions of the mountain landscape. David’s words are brought further to life by the delicate yet mythical illustrations by award-winning artist Justin Gibbens.


Sep 19, 2019


Frank Buxton Auditorium


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