Author W. Scott Olsen will sign copies of his latest book, "Never Land: Adventures, Wonder and One World Record in a Very Small Plane," on Tuesday, April 13, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the NDSU Bookstore at Cityscapes.
Olsen says there are two reasons for flying: to get somewhere and to express a deep curiosity and longing for infinity, grace and clarity. The book examines these reasons, combining accounts of touring in the air, history of flight, sensations of flying and technical acts and facts of navigating, piloting, lifting off and landing.
The book brings together many views on flight and chronicles Olsen’s experiences going from beginner to seasoned pilot. Whether reflecting on airmail delivery, plotting routes from above, interviewing veterans, learning aerobatic moves or encountering history in the making, Olsen attempts to make the feel of flying a reality for earthbound readers.
Olsen is a professor of English at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn. He is editor in chief of the literary journal, Ascent; author of several books including "At Speed: Traveling the Long Road between Two Points" and "Hard Air: Adventures from the Edge of Flying;” and editor of many anthologies.