First Friday Book Social with Elliot Ross and Genevieve Allison

Old Firehouse Books is excited to be working with Fort Collins Reads to host an event with the authors of this year's companion book. 


Fort Collins Reads is pleased to announce American Backyard by Elliot Ross and Genevieve Allison as the companion book to this year's choice, The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea.

In the post-election spring of 2017, Elliot and Gen traveled the 2000 miles of the US-Mexico border. This journey is the inspiration behind American Backyard, an amalgam of portraiture and topographical studies of border security infrastructure that exposes the reality of life on the border.

Fort Collins Reads and Old Firehouse Books invite readers to meet these authors at our First Friday Book Social event. This is a casual, drop-in event taking place on Friday, Sept. 6th from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Old Firehouse Books. Light refreshments and wine will be provided for attendees. 

Elliot Ross is an internationally exhibited photographer based in Ft. Collins, Colorado with a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His work has been widely published, with notable appearances in National Geographic, TIME, The Guardian, Vice and The Atlantic. His work focuses predominantly on human stories that explore spaces in transition, such as the rapidly changing American arctic and the divisive nature of geopolitical borders.

Genevieve Allison is a writer and artist whose work focuses on issues at the intersection of land use, community, and culture. In addition to her work as an art journalist and critic for Artforum and Aperture, her writing appears in notable publications such as TimeVice and The Collective Quarterly. She received her MFA from the University of Auckland and has worked in art book publishing for the Museum of Modern Art, Rizzoli, and Badlands Unlimited. She is based in Ft. Collins, Colorado.

For more information about Fort Collins Reads and this year's events, please visit our web site, 

Event date: 
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
232 Walnut Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524