Book Launch for The Mike File by Stephen Trimble!

Join us for the in-person book launch of The Mike File: A Story of Grief and Hope by Stephen Trimble on September 28 at 6 pm! He will be in conversation with writer Moss Kaplan.

We're so excited to offer limited in-person author events again. Please note that registration is free but required in order to cap attendance, and masks are required indoors for all guests. Guests can remove their masks when seated and eating or drinking. This event will be held on BookBar's patio. Please enter through the front door, purchase your refreshments, and head to the patio. If Covid conditions change, we may need to reschedule this event as a virtual event.

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About the Authors:

As writer, editor, and photographer, Stephen Trimble has published twenty-five award-winning books during forty-five years of paying attention to the landscapes and peoples of the Desert West. He’s received The Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award for photography and conservation and a Doctor of Humane Letters from his alma mater, Colorado College. In 2019, he was honored as one of Utah’s fifteen most influential artists. Trimble speaks and writes as a conservation advocate and has taught writing at the University of Utah. He makes his home in Salt Lake City and in the redrock country of Torrey, Utah. For more about his work, see

Moss Kaplan is currently co-chair of the Creative Writing Department at Denver School of the Arts. He has a BA in Theatre from Lewis and Clark College, a diploma from Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City, an MA in English Education from The University of Colorado at Boulder, and an MA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickenson University. His creative non-fiction essay “Viewing the Dead,” published in The Literary Review, was a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays of 2015.  His book, Boy of Mine: An Experiment in Time Travel was published as part of the Little Bound Book Essay Series by Homebound Publications in 2020. His work can be found at

About the Book:

In The Mike File, Stephen Trimble grapples with his brother's heartrending life and death and looks behind doors he's barricaded in himself.

In 1957, when "Stevie" was six and Mike fourteen, psychosis overwhelmed Mike. He never lived at home again and died alone in a Denver boarding home at thirty-three. Journalists used Mike's death to expose these "ratholes" warehousing people with mental illness.

Detective story, social history, journey of self-discovery, and compassionate and unsparing memorial to a family and a forgotten life, The Mike File will move every reader with a relative or friend touched by psychiatric illness or disability.

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 6:00pm
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ISBN: 9781953340221
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Published: Little Bound Books - September 28th, 2021

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ISBN: 9781947003798
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Published: Little Bound Books - May 19th, 2020