Join us for a very special evening of words and images by the region's most preeminent Sonoran Desert visionaries as we launch the new book edited by Gary Paul Nabhan, Nature of Desert Nature.
This Southwest Center Series publication wth UA Press demonstrates many fresh ways of envisioning and being in the desert. It recasts what a desert is and how its very presence shapes our own identities.
As much of the planet becomes hotter and drier, we need to embrace the positive ways that true deserts offer us inspiration and insights about how to live well, joyously and consciously in the most diverse desert in the Americas.
Featuring essays, poems, street murals, and songs, The Nature of Desert Nature rejects the dualism that science and art are divided in their views regarding the nature of desert nature; instead it offers us a feast prepared by some of the greatest desert ecologists, geographers, writers, photographers, contemplatives, and philosophers the arid world has ever known. Their surprising and sometimes disruptive commentaries on the relations between arid landscapes and human cultures will force you to reevaluate your assumptions about what a desert is and can be.
In this online book debut celebration, Gary Nabhan, who edited the collection, and Desert Laboratory Director Ben Wilder, who is a contributor to and helped support the publication, will host a number of the many authors for readings, discussions, and visual presentations.
The full lineup of our guests for our roundtables and readings will be published soon.
When: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm AZ time
Registration: Required to secure your space. Please use this link to register.
GIVEAWAY! All registered viewers will be automatically entered into our online drawing as we give away four signed copies of the book; must be present online at the event to win.
You will also have an opportunity to purchase a book online during the event from one of our partners.
Contributors to the book include:
Thomas M. Antonio
Alberto Búrquez Montijo
Alison Hawthorne Deming
Father David Denny
Thomas Lowe Fleischner
Alberto Mellado Moreno
Gary Paul Nabhan
Octaviana V. Trujillo
Benjamin T. Wilder