Join Charles Vaught, wildland firefighter, and author of "State of Fire," a raw, honest, poignant, and oftentimes humorous book about his experiences as a wildland firefighter, as he gives a dramatic re-enactment of his written word.

"State of Fire" gives and insider's look as to what it takes and means to be a wildland firefighter - from the toll it takes on you physically, emotionally, and mentally, to the toll it takes on one's love life, to the extreme camaraderie that is earned along the way, to the job's transformational qualities, to all the crazy behind the scenes shenanigans that all wildland firefighters know about - but no on ever talks about, or puts in print!

Charles is donating 10% of all books sales to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, an excellent nonprofit organization based out of Boise, Idaho, who help the families of wildland firefighters who have either been injured or perished in the line of duty.

Come out, have a taty beverage, and support a wildland firefighter and indie author, as well as a great cause!

You might be boring. Well, you could not be more wrong! Charles brings the HEAT when he passionately re-enacts from his book. He keeps his audiences on the edge of their seats with his prose, vivid imagery, unexpected content, and his dramatic command of presence. This ain't your grandma's book reading. Charles makes it entertaining and engaging for his audiences.


  • Occurred Thursday, March 26th, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


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