National Book Award-winning author Barry Lopez will speak on “The Writer and Social Responsibility” at The Georgia Review‘s third annual Earth Day celebration, beginning at 7 p.m. April 19 in the Visitor Center and Conservatory of the State Botanical Garden.
Lopez will read both nonfiction and fiction. His books will be available for purchase before and during the reception following the program. Music for the reception will be provided by Hawk Proof Rooster. Tickets are $8 for the general public and $4 for students; seating is limited. To buy tickets, call (706) 542-3481 or visit www.uga.edu/garev.
Lopez has been called the nation’s “premier nature writer” by the San Francisco Chronicle, but in fact his work addresses a range of environmental and humanitarian concerns. As he has told public television’s Bill Moyers, “I’m not writing about nature. I’m writing about humanity. And if I have a subject, it is justice. And the rediscovery of the manifold way in which our lives can be shaped by the recovery of a sense of reverence for life.” He was a National Book Award finalist for Of Wolves and Men (1978), then won this award for Arctic Dreams (1986). His other books include several award-winning works of fiction-among them Field Notes (1994), Winter Count (1981) and a novella-length fable, Crow and Weasel (1990).