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WORDS FROM FRIENDS

TO DRINK FROM THE SILVER CUP

"Collaboration" by Jamie Burmeister

BOOK TOUR JOURNAL 19

THE TOUR RESUMES



Riding Amtrak and flying—not the same as tooling along in Anna’s Bookmobile, but I’m grateful to have gotten back to presenting To Drink from the Silver Cup to various audiences. My first event back on the road (so to speak) was held in my hometown of Gallup, New Mexico in the Zollinger Library at the University of New Mexico (UNM). I’ve never been nervous leading up to these events before, because they’re energizing for me, and the belief that the people who need to hear me will be present has continued to be affirmed in so many ways. But I was nervous about this reading in Gallup.

Although I’d done a couple of smaller events in town at the Westminster Presbyterian Church last October, this was a bigger event, more widely publicized, including an article and photograph based on an interview by star reporter Elizabeth Burrola. In part because of broad publicity, I knew  Read More 
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TO DRINK FROM THE SILVER CUP

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FAQs



I get asked certain questions over and over about the tour and about the book. I could easily prepare a little pamphlet, but then part of why I’m on tour would be done away with—the part about engaging with people.

Where are you from/Where do you live? (The assumption is that I’m in the interlocutor’s location for a few days and then I’ll be headed back home.)

I’m not from anywhere. I sold my house in July. I live in my van. Or stay with friends. But I’m from New Mexico and grew up in the Navajo Nation.

So you’re essentially homeless?

Yes. Essentially. But Read More 
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