19 MARCH 2019 - 12:30 PM / TALK & BOOK EVENT
Dar Williams - What I Found in a Thousand Towns
What makes a town home? Is it the great dog park? the friendly running group? that cool independent bookshop? One of America's best singers-songwriters, Dar Williams, has been touring this country's small towns for decades. She has played their venues, composed in their coffee shops, and drunk in their bars. She has seen these communities struggle, but also seen them thrive in the face of postindustrial identity crises. Here, Williams muses on why some towns flourish while others fail, examining elements from the significance of history and nature to the uniting power of public spaces and food. Drawing on her own travels and the work of urban theorists, Williams offers real solutions to rebuild declining communities.
I had the chance to hear Dar Williams talk about her book, What I Found in a Thousand Towns: A Traveling Musician's Guide to Rebuilding America's Communities--One Coffee Shop, Dog Run, and Open-Mike Night at a Time, a few months ago and she's wonderful. Anyone who cares about how communities can thrive in the face of today's challenges should join us to meet Dar Williams on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 at 2019 at 12:30 PM. Make your reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.