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When I Was Red Clay with Jonathan T. Bailey
When I Was Red Clay with Jonathan T. Bailey

Wed, Oct 19


Under the Umbrella Bookstore

When I Was Red Clay with Jonathan T. Bailey

Under the Umbrella presents Jonathan T. Bailey, author of When I was Red Clay.

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Time & Location

Oct 19, 2022, 6:00 PM

Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA


About the Event

Under the Umbrella presents Jonathan T. Bailey, author of When I was Red Clay.

This intimate record lays bare one person’s experience growing up in a rural Mormon community and struggling to reconcile his sexual orientation with the religious doctrine of his childhood. Finding solace and connection in wild places, Jonathan T. Bailey lived two lives—one of trauma, the other of wonder. In When I Was Red Clay, he navigates self–discovery, grief, and the loss of faith with unflinching honesty and biting humor.

Jonathan T. Bailey is a photographer and conservationist who specializes in rock art. His work has contributed to the preservation of areas like the Bears Ears National Monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, the Uintah Basin, and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Since 2013, he has partnered with the Utah Rock Art Research Association to record and protect Emery County’s fragile archaeological resources. He is most recently the author of When I Was Red Clay (Torrey House Press - August 2022), The Greater San Rafael Swell (University of Arizona Press - Spring 2022), and Rock Art: A Vision of a Vanishing Cultural Landscape (November 2019). His work has appeared in numerous places such as Landscape Photography Magazine, NBC News, Arizona Highways, and High Country News. Originally from Emery County, Utah, he now lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his partner, Aaron.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION: - ASL interpretation by Sophia Burke - Livestream available on @utahbookfest on Instagram. - Parking: Right next to Old Greek Town Trax stop. Parking available in the driveway immediately south of the store. There are two disabled parking spots next to the south door. There is more parking is you keep following the driveway. - Seating: Folding chairs. Space for people with wheelchairs is available. - Bathrooms: Single stall bathroom available. - On-site sensory kit available. Ask for Sara Gonzales or Willy Palomo - Masks required. - Request any additional questions or accommodations here:

This program is made possible with support from Utah Humanities, Under the Umbrella Bookstore, and Torrey House Press.

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