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Pre-Release Party for Julie Morrison and “Barbed”

Reading and Booksigning at Flagstaff’s Uptown Pubhouse on October 23

Soulstice Publishing invites Flagstaff readers to take an exclusive first look at Barbed: A Memoir, as award-winning local author Julie Morrison reads excerpts from her new book and signs copies hot off the presses.

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Set on a working ranch right here in northern Arizona, Barbed is a love story in which the objects of devotion are hard-working horses and iconic western vistas, where hope and horseshoes harmonize and help arrives from the most unlikely places. Barbed goes on sale nationally in November, but Flagstaff readers will get a sneak peak between the covers at this pre-launch event. Buy yours ahead of time from us by clicking here and choose “local pickup” in checkout, or pick up a copy at the event itself. You’ll be among the very first to see it!

  • What: Pre-release Party for Julie Morrison and “Barbed”
  • When: Oct. 23, 2021, at noon
  • Where: Uptown Pubhouse patio, 114 N. Leroux Street, Flagstaff
  • RSVP: To help us keep track, please RSVP using Evite by clicking this link. Thanks!

We’re grateful to local writer James Jay, owner of Uptown Pubhouse and a generous supporter of Flagstaff’s arts community, for hosting this event!


About the Author

Julie Morrison is an Arizonan, horsewoman, dog person, and writer of both poetry and prose to celebrate all the aforementioned. Two of her short stories were selected by the Desert Sleuths for their 2019 and 2021 mystery anthologies; another short story was awarded in 2020 by Writer’s Digest as top ten in literary fiction. Her poem “Western Girl” was named an honorable mention by the 2020 Arizona Literary Magazine. As a manuscript, Barbed was the 2018 runner-up in nonfiction in the San Francisco Writers Conference contest and was shortlisted in Chanticleer’s 2019 Journey Nonfiction Awards. Ms. Morrison is pursuing a master of fine arts in creative writing from Seattle Pacific University (2023). This is her first book.

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