Enjoy an early evening presentation at the Rey Cultural Center on Friday, Aug. 16, from 6-7 p.m. New Hampshire author Dan Szczesny will talk about his newest book, The White Mountain.
From the vaulted heights of Mt. Washington, New England’s highest peak, Dan spent a year exploring the heart of the White Mountains. He discovered that Mt. Washington—home of the world’s worst weather—is more than just a rock pile, it’s the cultural and natural soul of climbers and tourists from around the world. Mt. Washington speaks to the adventurer in all of us, and Dan turns his veteran journalist’s eye toward capturing it all in his new book.
As a journalist, Dan has written for a wide variety of regional and national publications, including the Main Line Times, Philadelphia Weekly, Christian Science Monitor, Princeton Packet, Pennsylvania Magazine, Appalachia Journal, AMC Outdoors, Yahoo! Parenting and Huffington Post. In 2000, he moved to New Hampshire to cover the Presidential election, and in 2001 Dan became Associate Publisher of The Hippo, now the state’s largest Arts and Entertainment journal.
Dan has also written several travel memoirs (The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie, Mosquito Rain), fiction (Sing and Other Stories) and poetry (Invincible One, Poems). His book, The Nepal Chronicles, about a month-long trek to Everest Base Camp and marriage in Kathmandu, won the 2016 New Hampshire state library award for Outstanding Work of Non-Fiction. Dan is also the editor of Murder Ink, a series of New England-based Pulp Fiction anthologies set in or around the newsroom. His short story, “White Like Marble,” was a finalist in the 2017 Ernest Hemingway Foundation Short Shorts Contest.
The Friday Night Speaker Series is perfect for a pre- or post-dinner glass of wine, cheese and crackers and a stimulating one hour presentation about subject matters as diverse as hiking, traveling to Mars, art, herbs, yoga and parenting. All are welcome. A $5 per person donation is suggested to help support the nonprofit Rey Cultural Center. The Rey Center is located in the Curious George Cottage at 13 Noon Peak Road.