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Jim Erickson: Memories of Mount St. Helens


Join us for a book discussion and signing event on Thursday, April 2nd at 7:00 PM with Tacoma author Jim Erickson. Memories of Mount St. Helens is Jim's most recent book, published Spring of 2020. Copies of the book will be available through Browsers Bookshop, book is available for pre-order in person or through our website! 

Event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcomed.

In the spring of 1980, Mount St. Helens awoke from a century-long slumber with a series of dramatic changes. Most threatening was a bulge on the side of the snowy peak, pushing steadily outward. Near Spirit Lake, local resident Harry Truman refused to leave his lodge, even as scientists like David Johnston warned about potential destruction. On May 18, the mountain finally blew, enveloping whole communities in ash and smoke. Mudflows destroyed bridges, houses and highways, and fifty-seven people, including Truman and Johnston, lost their lives. Today, the mountain is quiet. Plants and animals have returned and hiking trails have been rebuilt, but the scars remain. Join author and journalist Jim Erickson as he recounts the unforgettable saga of the Mount St. Helens eruption.

Jim Erickson has been a writer all his life, mostly with newspapers, particularly the Tacoma News Tribune, and with two Washington State government agencies. His work helped the Tacoma newspaper win a first-place award for its Mount St. Helens coverage. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in education. The past ten years, he has focused on poetry, much of it detailing road trips with his sons across the western United States. He calls Tacoma his home.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Browsers Bookshop
107 Capitol Way N.
Olympia, WA 98501
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Memories of Mount St. Helens Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467145015
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: History Press - March 30th, 2020

image created by sara mcnally | constellation & co | seattle, wa
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