May 16, 5:30PM

14 Midland Ave

Local author (and retired Basalt High School science teacher) Mark Duff reads from his literary debut. “This Ruler” portrays the American high school as a microcosm for the modern world, in all of its greed, ambition and struggles. The novel takes on standardized testing to get to our personal journeys through the education system and the need for educational ethics.