Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Riedell Discusses "Nature Writing and Its Authors"

BISBEE, AZ – In conjunction with World Habitat Awareness Month, Arizona Humanities Council Scholar Dr. Karyn Riedell, an English instructor at Arizona State University where she teaches both traditional and online classes including composition, professional writing, American literature, popular culture, and creative nonfiction, will discuss "Nature Writing and Its Authors" on April 23 at 6:30pm in the Library Meeting Room.

Dr. Riedell will examine and discuss current nature writing and authors such as Annie Dillard, Barry Lopez, Simon Ortiz, bell hooks, Terry Tempest Williams, Barbara Kingsolver, and others and will consider the following questions: What does this writer have to say about nature? What is his or her reason for writing about nature? Do these writers see their art as a way of bringing about environmental activism?

Sponsored by the Friends of the Copper Queen Library and made possible in part by a grant from the Arizona Humanities Council, this presentation is free and open to the public. Elevator access is available.

For further information, contact the library at 432-4232.