Environmental writers Lopez, Philippon
reading, book-signing planned
|Environmental writer Barry Lopez
won the 1986 National Book Award for “Arctic Dreams:
Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape.”
Brown College will sponsor two visiting environmental writers and scholars this
spring: National Book Award-winner Barry Lopez, one of the most distinguished
voices in environmental literature today, and Daniel Philippon, a U.Va. alumnus
and environmental scholar at the University of Minnesota. They will give public
talks at several U.Va. and Charlottesville locations.
Acclaimed both for his fiction and nonfiction writing, Lopez
will present a reading and talk on environmental issues
at 8 p.m., March 29, at the Charlottesville
Senior Center. At 8 p.m. March 30, he will read from his work in the U.Va.
Rotunda Dome Room, with a reception and book-signing
Lopez won the National Book Award for his 1986 work, “Arctic Dreams: Imagination
and Desire in a Northern Landscape.” Among several works of fiction, his
most recent short-story collection is “Light Action in the Caribbean.”
Philippon, director of the Program in Agriculture, Food and
Environmental Ethics at Minnesota, will discuss Edgar
Alan Poe’s imaginative writing about Albemarle
County’s Ragged Mountains at 2 p.m. on April 4. The program will begin
at the trailhead of Charlottesville’s Ragged Mountain Natural Area. (For
details, call 924-7859.) On April 5, Philippon will speak on literary history
and the classic nature writer Aldo Leopold. The talk will be at 1 p.m. in Jefferson
Hall on U.Va.’s West Range.
Philippon’s most recent book is “Conserving Words: How American Nature
Writers Shaped the Environmental Movement.”
He received his Ph.D. in English from U.Va. and was the first
Sara Brown Fellow in Environmental Literaure at Brown
For more information, contact Michael Lundblad at Brown
College at 924-7859 or firstname.lastname@example.org.