Kristen Iversen - Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats (introduced by Daniel Ellsberg)
Kristen Iversen discusses Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats ($25.00), a memoir about growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant once designated "the most contaminated site in America." Its the story of Iversen’s childhood and adolescence in the shadow of the Cold War in a landscape at once startlingly beautiful and — unknown to those who lived there — tainted with invisible, deadly particles of plutonium.
Kristen Iversen will be introduced by Daniel Ellsberg.
Kristen Iversen grew up in Arvada, Colorado and received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Denver. She is Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at The University of Memphis, and is the author of Molly Brown: Unraveling the Myth and Shadow Boxing: Art and Craft in Creative Nonfiction. Her new book, based on extensive interviews, FBI and EPA documents, and class-action testimony, is a taut, beautifully written book which promises to have a very long half-life.
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