Book Reading: “The Thin Places”

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Local author Koch to hold reading at Sinsinawa
SINSINAWA, Wis.—Local author Kevin Koch will read from his newest book, “The Thin Places,” Saturday, Jan. 12, 2:30-4 p.m. at Sinsinawa Mound. “The Thin Places” connects places in Ireland with places in the American Midwest’s Driftless Area along themes of Celtic spirituality. It is a work of creative nonfiction, offering narratives of solo and guided hikes through the mountains and bogs of Ireland and among the river bluffs and steep hills of the Driftless Area alongside conversations with spiritual leaders, conservationists, and geologists. The work explores a spirituality of nature that draws from the Catholic Christian tradition, from pre-Christian and Christian Celtic culture, from Native American traditions, and from contemporary post-Christian thought. Koch has written two other books and teaches creative writing at Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa. There is no registration and a freewill offering will be accepted. For more information, contact Eric Anglada at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at Sinsinawa Mound, the motherhouse for the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, is located in southwest Wisconsin on County Road Z, off Highway 11, about five miles northeast of Dubuque.