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Mark Schimmoeller

Since graduating in 1989 with a BA in English from Transylvania University, Mark Schimmoeller has devoted himself to off-the-grid homesteading in Kentucky. He has also (other than journeying on a unicycle) completed a semester of an MFA program at Warren Wilson College; attended the Squaw Valley Poetry Workshop; published poems in journals and magazines such as Midwest Quarterly, Orion, and Northeast Corridor, essays in Home Power, Orion, and The Christian Science Monitor. He also has coordinated the Appalachia Science in the Public Interest (ASPI) program to promote solar cooking in Peru, Honduras, and Malawi and conducted sustainable living workshops in Kentucky and at the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair in Wisconsin.

    Mark's Upcoming Events

    • Mark Schimmoeller at The Morris Book Shop
      882 East High St., Lexington KY
      September 20, 2014, 2:00 pm

      Mark will speak about his book, Slowspoke, at The Morris Book Shop on Saturday, September 20th @ 2pm. A Q&A and signing will follow his talk.

    • Mark Schimmoeller at Malaprops Bookstore
      Malaprops Bookstore, 55 Haywood St, Asheville NC
      October 9, 2014, 7:00 pm

      Mark Schimmoeller will read from and discuss his book, "Slowspoke," at Malaprops Bookstore in Asheville on October 9 at 7:00 PM. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.

    Mark's Books

    Slowspoke

    A Unicyclist's Guide to America

    People who have gone back to the land or wonder if they could, who have slowed down to experience life at a unicycle’s speed or who long to do so, who have fallen in love, who have treasured tall trees or mourned their loss, will find a voice in Slowspoke. Written with poise and humor, Slowspoke is for anyone who still leans against prevailing winds toward a better America and world.

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