VE. Bill O'Neill in conversation with Jeni Arndt
Old Firehouse Books is thrilled to welcome back author, poet, and New Mexico State Senator Bill O'Neill. We will be hosting him this August to celebrate the release of his new novel Panoramic Diaries. He will be in conversation with Colorado State Representative Jeni Arndt. This event will be streamed live to our Facebook page on Wednesday, August 19th 7pm MST.
There are 25 spots available for attendees to participate in the Zoom meeting where they will be able to interact with Bill and Jeni directly. These will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. General Admission attendees will still be able to view the event on our Facebook page and questions via comments section.
Signed copies of Bill's book are also available. You can order a copy of the book on our website here. Orders will be processed and fulfilled after the event.
In this picaresque first novel, the protagonist moves from a rebellious existence to be more focused in the surrounding adult world. As he heads once more to the freights, after working intensely for seven years with parolees in a halfway house, he brings his old railroad diaries with him. Reading them over as he bounces from rail yard to rail yard, framed by the scenery of the Southwest, he winces at his own self-absorption back then, the shame he feels about his own privilege, and the deep insecurity about his sexual worth. The path forward takes shape when he meets Kit, and they embark on a romance that parallels his becoming who he is.