Wild Nevada: Testimonies on Behalf of the Desert is an inspirational collection of testimonial essays and poems that celebrate Nevada's wild landscapes.
We're partnering with Sundance Books and the National Park Service to host a special event with authors from the Wild Nevada book. Selected authors will read excerpts and are available to sign copies of the book.
Meet author/editor Roberta Moore and contributing essayists/authors at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, August 28 at Sundance Books and Music.
Contributors who will be reading excerpts include:
Steven Nightingale, a longtime Reno resident writes novels, sonnets, and long essays and is currently exploring a promiscuous range of projects. He divides his time between Palo Alto, California, his beloved home state of Nevada, and the beautiful Albayzin, a barrio in Granada, Spain.
Roberta Moore resides in Baker, Nevada with her husband David in a 400-acre bird and wildlife sanctuary that the Moore family donated to the Nevada Land Conservancy in 1999. Roberta is a former park ranger for Great Basin National Park and is co-editor of the Wild Nevada book.
Ann Ronald is Foundation Professor of English Emerita from the University of Nevada, Reno, where she taught for nearly forty years and where she served as the Dean of the College of Arts and Science between 1989 and 1996. She has published nine books and countless articles about sense of place in fiction and literary nonfiction.
Robert Leonard Reid is the author of three memoirs and some 100 magazine articles and essays.A musician as well as a writer, Reid has worked as a pianist, a songwriter, and an arranger.
Pete Bradley is a native Nevadan, born in Pioche. He holds a B.S. in Wildlife Management and an M.S. in Ecology from the University of Nevada, Reno and currently resides in Spring Creek, Nevada.
Kirk Peterson has supported Nevada wilderness efforts for more than twenty years. With a B.A. in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Nevada, Reno, Kirk works in the fields of photography, film making, painting, and creative fiction and nonfiction writing.
Rebecca Mills, former superintendent of Nevada's Great Basin National Park, has had a long history of public service. She returns often to explore Nevada's wild places and volunteer with the Park Service.
Marge Sill has been an advocate for wilderness for more than fifty years. She worked for the passage of the 1964 Wilderness Act and all subsequent Nevada wilderness legislation since - directly contributing to the now 70 designated wilderness areas across the state. She was also active in the establishment of Great Basin National Park and is lovingly known as the "Mother of Nevada Wilderness".
Join in the discussion as this diverse group of speakers read excerpts from their testimonies and speak to the public debate on wilderness, biodiversity, multiple uses of natural resources, and indigenous views on wilderness. Editors Moore and Slovic have assembled 29 writers who know and love the Nevada wilderness to testify on its behalf. For those who love Nevada, for those who love the world beyond the concrete pavement, Wild Nevada will be thought-provoking and vital reading.
A book signing will follow.