Book Award-Winning Author Barry Lopez Will Speak At U.Va. In Environmental
March 3, 2004 --
The University of Virginia’s Brown College
will sponsor a wide-ranging series of presentations by two visiting
environmental writers and scholars, including
National Book Award-winner Barry Lopez, in late March and early April.
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, will give public talks at several U.Va. and Charlottesville locations.
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
Senior Center. At 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, he will read from his work in
the U.Va. Rotunda Dome Room, with a reception and book-signing
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. Sunday, April 4. The program
will begin at the trailhead of Charlottesville’s Ragged Mountain
Natural Area. (For additional information, call 434-924-7859.)
1 p.m. Monday, April 5, at Jefferson Hall on U.Va.’s
West Range, Philippon will speak on literary history and
the classic nature writer Aldo Leopold.
won the National Book Award for his 1986 work, “Arctic
Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape.” His
other noted nonfiction about the natural world includes “Crossing
Open Ground” and “Of
Wolves and Men.”
award-winning short stories also address environmental issues
of ethics and intimacy and are featured in the
collections “Field Notes,” “River
Notes” and “Desert Notes.” His most recent collection
of stories is “Light Action in the Caribbean.”
most recent book is “Conserving Words: How American Nature
Writers Shaped the Environmental Movement.” He also co-edited “The
Height of our Mountains: Nature Writing from Virginia’s Blue
Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley.” He received his Ph.D.
in English from U.Va. and was the first Sara Brown Fellow in Environmental
Literature at Brown College.
Michael Lundblad, (434) 924-7859