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Award-Winning Author to Speak at SUU on his Book All the Wild That Remains

Published: October 06, 2016 | Category: Academics

SUU LibrarySouthern Utah University will be hosting a series of events through October highlighting Ecology, Place and Human Values in a Modern World. 

On Wednesday, October 12th award-winning author David Gessner will be giving a lecture, reading and book signing on his most recent book All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner and the American West.  The book was a New York Times Bestseller, a Kirkus Best Book of 2015 and one of Christian Science Monitor’s Top Ten Books of the Year for 2015.  The Los Angeles Review of Books said of it, “If Stegner and Abbey are like rivers, then Gessner is the smart, funny, well-informed river guide who can tell a good story and interpret what you’re seeing.”  The lecture will take place in the Sterling Church Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.  This will be immediately followed by a Q&A moderated by Kirsten Allen of Torrey House Press.

There will also be an exhibit featured in the Grace A. Tanner Center, located in Special Collections on the Garden Level of the Gerald R. Sherratt Library that will be on display from October 6th through the end of the month from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.  This display will highlight the ecology of Southern Utah and feature books from the library’s Special Collections, artifacts from the Museum of Natural History and Red Rock Stories in which three generations of writers speak on behalf of Utah’s public lands.

These events will be sponsored by the Grace A. Tanner Center for Human Values, SUU Convocations, Gerald R. Sherratt Library Special Collections, Utah Humanities Book Festival, the Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History and Artisans Gallery.



Contact Information:
Lucas Wentz
435-865-8082
lucaswentz@suu.edu