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Wed, Aug 24



Walk'n Talk Book Event with Jonathon & Darcy

Join us for this fun and meaningful walk followed by book readings from Jonathon Stalls (WALK - Slow Down, Wake Up & Connect at 1-3 Miles Per Hour) and Darcy Kitching (Best Urban Hikes in Boulder).

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Walk'n Talk Book Event with Jonathon & Darcy
Walk'n Talk Book Event with Jonathon & Darcy

Time & Location

Aug 24, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Boulder, 940 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA


About the event

Join Jonathon Stalls, author of WALK: Slow Down, Wake Up, and Connect at 1-3 Miles Per Hour, and Darcy Kitching, author of The Best Urban Hikes: Boulder, for a very special evening at Boulder's iconic Trident Booksellers & Cafe!

Come for the walk, the talk, or both! Here's our schedule for the evening:

  • 5:45-6:00 pm - Gather for the walk - meet outside of Trident Booksellers & Cafe (use restroom beforehand!)
  • 6:00-6:15 pm - Welcome & Introduction circle outside of Trident
  • 6:15-6:45 pm - Walking loop (conversational pace 2-3 miles per hour, moving, but not rushing, along Boulder Creek paths, through downtown neighborhood streets, and along Pearl Street)
  • 6:45-7:00 pm - Break, gather back at the Trident
  • 7:00-7:30 pm - Presentation/Talk/Q&A with Jonathon & Darcy
  • 7:30-8:00 pm - Books, signing, connection

About the authors:

Jonathon Stalls (he, his) spent 242 days walking across the United States in 2010 and has continued to walk alongside thousands of people for thousands of miles. He describes himself as a Walking Artist. He advocates and organizes for racial, economic, and social justice, identifies as LGBTQIA2S+ (queer/gay), is currently the creator of Intrinsic Paths and the Pedestrian Dignity campaign, and is the founder of Walk2Connect. Jonathon finished his studies at the Living School for Action and Contemplation in 2017. He has committed much of his life to helping people deepen their relationships to one another, to the natural world, and to themselves at an unhurried pace. His first book, WALK - Slow Down, Wake Up, & Connect at 1-3 Mile per Hour with North Atlantic Books will be released on August 16, 2022.

Darcy Kitching (she, hers) works at the intersection of transportation planning, education, and community development with the goal of informing policy and programming that support active, healthy communities for people of all ages and abilities. She designs and leads weekly local walking events with the Boulder Ramblers, conducts mixed-methods and community-engaged research projects, and writes and speaks about active transportation and child-friendly cities. In 2020, her trail guide, The Best Urban Hikes: Boulder, was published by the Colorado Mountain Club Press, and she spoke about streets for activity and belonging at TEDxCherryCreek Countdown. Find links to Darcy's work here.

We look forward to seeing you there! This event is free and open to all!

Reminder: By signing up for the walk portion of this event, you acknowledge that you are responsible for your own safety and well-being throughout the event. This is a volunteer-led experience. Volunteers are not liable for any injury or illness that may happen during the event or that results from participating in this event. Please take good care to only sign up for walks or hikes that are within your skill level and comfort. As always, have fun and be safe!

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