Virtual Launch for Janna Goodwin's The End of the World Notwithstanding

Join us for the virtual launch of Regis University professor Janna Goodwin's The End of the World Notwithstanding! Janna will be in conversation with theater professional, Lee Massaro. In addition, there will be a reading and Q&A. Register for the Zoom here:

About the Author: Janna L. Goodwin was born and grew up in Wyoming and returns there often. She is a writer/playwright, director, performer and producer of solo, devised, and community-based theatrical projects. Her work has been produced throughout New England, in New York, Denver, and San Francisco. A Boston College dropout, a long-ago student of Off The Wall improv comedy in L.A., and a graduate of Hampshire College, the National Shakespeare Conservatory, and the University of Massaschusetts, Janna was a co-founding member of Ko Theatre Works and the Ko Festival of Performance at Amherst. She is a professor in the Department of Communication and a faculty member in the Mile High MFA writing program, both at Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

Her plays—The House Not Touched By Death, Serving Time, If You Lived Here You’d Be Home By Now, Just Pretend Everything Is Perfectly Normal, and Pointers—have been produced in New York and New England, Colorado and California. Her website is:

About the Book: Rife with misadventures, brushes with death, and moments of existential insight, The End of the World Notwithstanding is a hilarious yet reflective look at the emotional experiences that make everyday life exciting--and the physical ones that remind us we're lucky to be alive.

I'm traveling alone, renting a cabin at a normally tranquil spot--that's called foreshadowing--on the banks of the Big Laramie River at the edge of the Medicine Bow National Forest.

So begins Janna L. Goodwin's lighthearted collection of nail-biting stories, all true, and all of which fill the listener with wonder ... as in, "I wonder how any of us survives?"

Encounters with wildfire, insects, house pets, weather, gravity, predators, bullies, and the most potent force of all--fear itself--unfold in remote landscapes of the American West (and Midwest); on the neon-splashed sidewalks of Hollywood; at a Catskills summer camp for actors; in the lavish apartment of a famous senator; in a Hawaiian beach condo; on the side of a mountain above the Mediterranean Sea; and far beneath the streets of Paris. Goodwin looks for and ultimately finds meaning (if not security) in a clear-eyed acknowledgment of our shared, human condition--and in laughter.

Event date: 
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 7:00pm
The End of the World Notwithstanding: Stories I Lived to Tell Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609522018
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Travelers' Tales - April 13th, 2021