‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ Author Guest Speaker at Brunch Hosted by Colorado State University Argus Institute

Garth Stein, the author of “The Art of Racing in the Rain” will be the guest speaker at a brunch hosted by the Colorado State University Argus Institute at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 in Animal Cancer Center Room 118 in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, 300 West Drake Road.

The brunch, which is $15 and open to the public, is a partnership with Fort Collins Reads as part of a series of events honoring the book and its author, Stein, as its book of the year. Tickets benefit Fort Collins Reads and are available at the Old Firehouse Bookstore, 232 Walnut St.

“Garth’s book is a wonderful depiction of the role animals play as guardians, helping us navigate through the hard times in life,” said Jane Shaw, director of the Argus Institute. The Argus Institute supports relationships between people and their companion animals and provides emotional and service support to people who are facing challenges with their pet’s health.

“The Art of Racing in the Rain” is a New York Times best-selling novel from a dog’s perspective on navigating life’s ordeals. Enzo is a shepherd-poodle-terrier mix who watches television and listens to his master, a race car driver, and together they create a philosophy that life, like racing, isn’t just about going fast. Enzo helps his family deal with cancer, death and a custody battle.

Stein also will be speaking in Fort Collins at the Lory Student Center on Sunday, Nov. 7 at Fort Collins Reads events. More information about those events is available at http://fortcollinsreads.com/index.html.