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About Julene Bair

Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Julene Bair's "The Ogallala Road, A Memoir of Love and Reckoning" (Viking Penguin 2014) was a Kansas Notable Book, aBooklist Editor's Choice and finalist for the Mountains and Plains Booksellers and High Plains book awards.


Her first book, "One Degree West: Reflections of a Plainsdaughter," won Mid-List Press' First Series Award and a WILLA Award from Women Writing the West.

Bair's essays have appeared in venues ranging from the New York Times to High Country News. A National Endowment for the Arts fellow, she has taught at the University of Wyoming, the University of Iowa, the Iowa Summer Writing Festival and Denver's Lighthouse Writers. Her commentary series, "Our Turn at this Earth," airs weekly over High Plains Public Radio. Prior to teaching and writing, Bair's career interests ranged from managing a San Francisco recording studio to film making to farming.