Saturday, May 19, 2018, 7:30 pm Canyon Community Center 126 Lion Boulevard, Springdale, Utah
From John Muir and Mary Austin to Edward Abbey, Terry Tempest Williams, and the ancient traditions of Native American storytelling, Western äóìnature writersäó have advanced a conservation ethic that goes beyond regional concerns to assume a global perspective with respect to contemporary ecological theory. By tracing our rich literary heritage, we might consider what wisdom it offers in the face of the most pressing ecological issues of our day.
James McVey is the author of three books, including The Way Home: Essays On the Outside West (The University of Utah Press, 2010) and The Wild Upriver and Other Stories (Arbutus Press, 2005). He has traveled widely and written about such places as the Na Pali coast, the Khumbu region of Nepal, the Aysen region of Patagonia, and the coral reefs of Cuba. Jim has read his work at the Sorbonne in Paris and was the featured American author at the Watermark Literary Muster in Australia. He currently lives in Eldora, Colorado where he operates Victory Gardens, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing local food systems.