Oct 27 2020


6:30 pm

Air Mail: An Exchange Between Authors

A conversation between writers Pam Houston and Amy Irvine about their new book, Air Mail: Letters of Politics, Pandemics, and Place, born of correspondence exchanged during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please join the Moab Museum and Back of Beyond Books for a virtual conversation between Amy Irvine and Pam Houston in celebration of their new book: Air Mail: Letters of Politics, Pandemics, and Place.

When the state of Colorado ordered its residents to shelter in place in response to the spread of coronavirus, writers Pam Houston and Amy Irvine—who had never met—began a correspondence based on their shared devotion to the rugged, windswept mountains that surround their homes, one on either side of the Continental Divide. As the numbers of infected and dead rose and the nation split dangerously over the crisis, Houston and Irvine found their letters to one another nearly as necessary as breath. Part tribute to wilderness, part indictment against tyranny and greed, Air Mail: Letters of Politics, Pandemics, and Place reveals the evolution of a friendship that galvanizes as it chronicles a strange new world.

This was an online event.


Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 27 2020
  • Time: 8:30 pm