Book Talk: Rebecca Lawton at The King's English

Water, the most critical fluid on the planet, is seen as savior, benefactor, and Holy Grail in many arid North American communities. Fluvial geologist and former Colorado River guide Rebecca Lawton follows species both human and wild to their watery roots—in warming deserts, near rising Pacific tides, on endangered, tapped-out rivers, and in growing urban ecosystems. The Oasis This Time: Living and Dying with Water in the West is both deep read and call to evolve toward a sustainable and even spiritual connection to water.Rebecca Lawton grew up exploring rivers and deserts throughout the American West. Her work on water and climate has been honored with a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair, the Ellen Meloy Award for Desert Writers, the Waterston Desert Writing Prize, a WILLA Award, Pushcart Prize nominations, and residencies at Hedgebrook, PLAYA, and the Island Institute. She lives in the Oregon Outback, where she directs PLAYA’s residency program for writers, artists, and scientists.This event is free and open to the public and is presented by The King's English Bookshop and Torrey House Press. Spots in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase their book from the King's English (visit their website or call the store to pre-order your copy and let them know you'll be at the event). This event is supported in part by Utah Humanities Center for the Book; Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks; and Utah Division of Arts and Museums, with funding from the state of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Event Info

  • Presented By: Torrey House Press
  • Dates: October 11, 2019
  • Location: The King's English Bookshop
  • Address: 1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Categories: Free, Spoken & Written Word

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1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
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