"Border Songs" author Jim Lynch @ WCC Syre Center 2/24

Posted on: Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 1:21pm

What do border crossings, birds, dyslexia, and dairy farming have in common? 

 As a reporter, Lynch spent time studying the western end of the U.S.-Canadian border, that nonsensical line that tries to follow the 49th parallel from Minnesota to the Pacific. The two countries are often divided by nothing more than a drainage ditch or nothing at all. Lynch spent time along the border after 9/11 and saw what it was like on both sides after the U.S. Border Patrol tripled its forces.

The quiet farmlands have turned into a prime battlefront on the war on terror AND the war on drugs. He started to see provocative material and comic potential. Lynch also soon began inventing characters on both sides of the line, including a young, dyslexic 6-foot-8 Border Patrol agent obsessed with birds, and "Border Songs" took shape.


Join Whatcom READS!  

" Border Songs" author Jim Lynch
in Whatcom County  Feb. 22 - 24

Tuesday, February 22, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
 Bellingham Public Library 210 Central
Join a countywide book discussion of "Border Songs" with author Jim Lynch  at the Bellingham Public Library. Everyone welcome!

Wednesday, February 23, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
"Border Songs: Perspectives on Crossing the  Line" Panel Discussion
Location:  Wilson Library Presentation Room, WL164

Lynch will be on campus for a panel discussion about border issues in our community.
Additional Panelists include: Greg Boos, local immigration attorney, John Bates – Border Patrol, Rosalind Guillen – Community to Community, & Eugene Davis – former Deputy Chief Border Patrol.

Sponsored by: Whatcom READS!, the Border Policy Research Institute, & the Western Libraries

Author Talk and Book Signing at Whatcom Community College
Thursday, February 24, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Whatcom Community College, Syre Auditorium

Jim Lynch will speak about and read from "Border Songs".  Lynch will sign books after the presentation.

Jim Lynch Discusses Border Songs with Bob Winters
Thursday, February 24,
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Whatcom Community College, Syre Auditorium

Enjoy hearing about the writing of "Border Songs" in the format of an interview with author Jim Lynch. Bob Winters, the current Division Chair of Arts and Humanities at Whatcom Community College, will be the interviewer. Mr. Lynch will also sign books after the presentation.