Strike Up The Band: A Panther Becomes a Ram!
Associate Professor Kelli McCall at Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is bringing back the Common Reader Program to students, faculty, staff, and communities. This year’s book, Badluck Way: A Year on the Raged Edge of the West, gives us the opportunity to lose ourselves in the rich descriptions Bryce Andrews paints of the unforgiving Montana landscape and grapple with the ethical questions that accompany someone who is tasked to live in harmony with the wild animals that prey on the heifers he is charged to protect. This powerful, placed-based coming-of-age memoir allows us to think about how we create balance in development, conservation, and ethics in the West.
Please consider participating in the program by reading the book, coming to the author talk on Oct. 20th, and/or creating something for the art and creative writing contest: The Wild West: Creating balance in development, conservation & ethics.
Contest winners will have the opportunity to have dinner with the author on Oct. 20th and your piece will be considered for the college-wide cash prizes and publication. The book is available for $7.00 at the front desk of the CMC New Discovery Building. There are also copies at the library and on our digital library.