BOULDERS: The Life and Creations of Earl A. Young in Charlevoix, Michigan, 1889-1975.

  • Mon, May 17, 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online


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A Look at How the Book Was Put Together, Along with Earl's Artistic Development

Earl Young’s Half House, 1947

David Miles will walk us through how the book came to be written, the reason for a first full biography of Earl Young being produced now but never before, the problems encountered that had to be researched to be resolved, how long it took, the method of working, who was involved, etc. At the same time he will offer a look at Earl’s artistic development from the time of his first creation, 1919-1921, to the blossoming of his incredibly productive middle period, and on to the completion of his last work in 1973.

David Miles Bio

Born in 1940, son of Charlevoix’s well known photographer/historian Bob Miles (active 1931-1972), David L. Miles is a curator for the Charlevoix Historical Society. A 1963 graduate in English from the University of Michigan, he has been affiliated with the Society since 1997. During the years following, David has written ten books on Charlevoix’s history, all published by the Society, and produced two documentaries (one a 16-decade pictorial history of the town, the other an extensive overview of Earl Young’s creations). He was also involved in the Society’s co-production, with an independent company, of an interpretive documentary on Earl Young, “The Wizard of Boulder Park,” that was shown on Michigan PBS in 2016 and awarded a Michigan Emmy for Best Historical Documentary the following year. “BOULDERS,” his latest work, was honored in 2021 as one of the Library of Michigan’s twenty Notable Books of 2020.

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