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Saturday February 18, 2017, 7pm Amy Irvine and Craig Childs The Naked Desert: Body Erotic, Body Politic
Craig Childs and Amy Irvine
In defense of a naked and elegant land, Amy Irvine and Craig Childs are teaming up to tell brave and provocative stories about Bears Ears. With the recent designation of this new monument, these two authors will remind us of what is being protected, and why. This will be an evening of spoken word and mixed media, and an intimate impression of a wild and storied place. Craig Childs has published more than a dozen critically acclaimed books, including his most recent book, Apocalyptic Planet, which won the Orion Book Award and the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Men's Journal, and Outside. An occasional commentator for National Public Radio's Morning Edition, Childs lives in Western Colorado.
Utah native Amy Irvineâs book, Trespass: Living At The Edge of The Promised Land, combines memoir, natural history, Western history, anthropology, and an examination of the Mormon religion. Trespass has won the Orion Book Award, as well as the Ellen Meloy Desert Writer's Award. The LA Times wrote, "It just might be Desert Solitaire's literary heir." In addition, author and wilderness advocate Irvine (who also lives in Colorado) compiled the book Making a Difference, a collection of stories from people within grassroots organizations working to preserve our environment.