National Book Award-winner Barry Lopez, one of the foremost environmental writers and advocates in the U.S., will return to the University of Georgia April 22 for The Georgia Review’s 11th annual Earth Day program. The keynote speaker at the journal’s third annual Earth Day program in 2011, he will be the first repeat presenter.
His essays and fiction have been appearing in The Georgia Review since 1993; his Of Wolves and Men (1978) won the John Burroughs Medal for Nature Writing and was a finalist for the National Book Award, which his Arctic Dreams (1986) won.
At 7 p.m. in the atrium of the State Botanical Garden conservatory, Georgia Review editor Stephen Corey will conduct a live interview with Lopez titled “What Horizons Next?” The discussion will focus in part on Horizon, Lopez’s new book, as well as on the writer’s overall career and his sense of the Earth’s future in the current political climate.
Earlier in the day, from 1:15–2:15 p.m. in the Critique Room (130) of the College of Environment and Design at 285 South Jackson Street, readers may converse with Lopez during an open question-and-answer session.
Both events are open free to the public; the evening event will be followed by a reception with light refreshments and music by Hawk Proof Rooster.