Cocktails & Convos with Amie Adams

Date: Thurs, July 20                                Time: 7 PM                                     Location: Dog-Eared Books

Local author Amie Adams wrote The Observer: The Life and Writings of Bernt Olaf Wolden in partnership with the Iowa Master Naturalists and Emmet County Conservation in Northwest Iowa. The book is part-biography, part-anthology, all tribute to Olaf Wolden, a 19th century Iowa naturalist.

From 1930-1968, he published a regular nature column in his local newspaper. Amie got permission from the newspaper to compile a selection of those articles into a book and wrote a short biography to accompany them. Olaf’s story is a special one because he explored and studied the land when Iowa was a much “wilder” place than the state we know today. Born in 1886, Olaf had the opportunity to interact with plants and animals we no longer see today (or have become incredibly rare).

Amie is donating all the proceeds to Emmet County Conservation to further conservation and nature education in Mr. Wolden’s home area, so attending this event is a great way to support a good cause. 

****Unlike most Cocktails & Convos, this is a free event. Registration not required.**** 

Amie Adams is (bio) a creative writer and freelancer with a passion for helping other creative types achieve their goals. She was raised on the shore of an Iowa lake and is currently a walking tributary of the South Skunk River. Among her many literary idols are Annie Dillard, Barry Lopez, Terry Tempest Williams, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Mary Oliver, Sigurd Olson, Brian Doyle, and Linda Hogan.

She earned an MFA in Creative Writing in Washington State and a BA in Writing & Rhetoric at a small liberal arts college in Iowa. She has published essays in the print journals Relief, Pilgrimage Magazine and Midwest Review as well as online at Pensive, Cagibi, The Tiny Seed, Plants & Poetry, and Topology Magazine.