April 8th, 2017- William deBuys: Writing Environmental Stories: Strategies for Keeping it New

Writing workshop & writing retreat in partnership with the Center for Culture, History, and Environment. Lunch included. Spots are limited.

William deBuys’s eight books include The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth’s Rarest Creatures (listed by the Christian Science Monitor as one of the ten best non-fiction books of 2015), A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American West (2011), The Walk (2008), Seeing Things Whole: The Essential John Wesley Powell (2001), Salt Dreams (1999), and River of Traps (a 1991 Pulitzer finalist). His first book, Enchantment and Exploitation (1985), was recently reissued in a revised and expanded 30th -anniversary edition. He was a 2008-2009 Guggenheim Fellow. His conservation work over many years has included land acquisition, river protection, and grass banking. From 2001 to 2005, he chaired the Valles Caldera Trust, which then administered the 89,000-acre Valles Caldera National Preserve in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico. He serves on the advisory board of the Liz Claiborne Art Ortenberg Foundation and lives and writes on a small farm in northern New Mexico that he has tended since the 1970s.

Photo Credit: “Morning fog in Curtis Prairie” UW Arboretum

This retreat will be held at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum.

Location: UW Arboretum 1207 Seminole Hwy

Time: 10am-4pm

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