Iowa City Book Festival Event
Iowa City writer Lori Erickson will read from her memoir, Holy Rover. Over a dozen religious pilgrimages give Erickson the chance to reflect on her Lutheran upbringing, her flirtation with Wicca, and her admiration for Tibetan Buddhism. Along the way, Erickson encounters spiritual leaders who include the chief priest of the Icelandic pagan religion of Asatru, a Trappist monk at Thomas Merton’s Gethsemani Abbey, and a Lakota retreat director at South Dakota’s Bear Butte.
Lori Erickson grew up on a farm in northeast Iowa and earned a B.A. in English from Luther College and an M.A. in English from the University of Iowa. She has published more than a thousand articles in national and regional publications, including National Geographic Traveler, and Better Homes & Gardens. She’s the mother of two adult sons and lives in Iowa City with her husband.