Monday, September 27, 2010

Obmascik talks about "The Big Year" at Laramie Co. Library Foundation's "Booklovers' Bash"

The sixth annual Booklovers’ Bash sponsored by the Laramie County Library Foundation will be held at Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne on Friday, Oct. 29. No host cocktails will be available from 6 p.m. Dinner served at 7 p.m.

Mark Obmascik, Pulitzer Prize-winning Denver journalist-turned-author and humorist, is the featured speaker. His first book, “The Big Year,” is an assiduously researched and warmly amusing depiction of a year of competitive birding. A movie of “ The Big Year” is currently being filmed with Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson (among others) and will be released in 2011.

Obmascik’s most recent book, “Halfway to Heaven,” is an entertaining account of his rigorous obsession to climb all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks in one year despite being “fat, forty-four... mortgage ... half gone, but so was my hair...”

Individual tickets are $50. Preferential seating and public acknowledgement is available for those who sponsor a $1000 table for eight. Call the Foundation office, 307 773-7221, for reservations or visit  VISA and MasterCard are accepted. Make checks payable to LCL Foundation and mail to the LCLFoundation, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001. The deadline for reservations is Friday, Oct. 22.