Athens, Ga. – Award-winning writer and environmental activist Gary Ferguson will be the speaker for The Georgia Review’s seventh annual Earth Day program April 22 at 7 p.m. in the Day Chapel at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, with a reception to follow.
Among Ferguson’s nearly two dozen books are “The Carry Home: Lessons from the American Wilderness” (2014), “The Great Divide: The Rocky Mountains in the American Mind” (2006), “Decade of the Wolf: Returning the Wild to Yellowstone” (2005), “Hawk’s Rest: A Season in the Remote Heart of Yellowstone” (2003) and “Through the Woods: A Journey Through America’s Forests” (1998).
Ferguson has been a keynote presenter for many programs, among them the 50th anniversary celebration of the Conservation Alliance and the National Geographic Lecture Series.
Ferguson’s honors include the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award of the High Plains Book Festival, the 2005 Montana Book of the Year Award for “Decade of the Wolf,” and the 1997 Lowell Thomas Award for “Through the Woods.”
Ferguson’s talk is open to the public free of charge, but seating in the chapel is limited and early arrival is recommended; selected copies of Ferguson’s books, along with copies of The Georgia Review, will be available for purchase. The post-talk reception will feature music by Hawk Proof Rooster and catering by home.made.
Supporting sponsors for the event include the University of Georgia’s Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the UGA Environmental Ethics Certificate Program, the UGA Office of Sustainability and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.