Project Native presents An Evening with Barry Lopez, a National Book Award-winning author and essayist. Mr. Lopez’s talk is titled, “A Different Kind of Citizenship: Maintaining Good Relations with the Earth.” Join us for this wonderful event at The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington on Thursday, September 22nd, 8 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.mahaiwe.org or at Project Native’s Garden Shop. There will also be a ticket and information table outside of the Berkshire Co-op Market on the 8th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th. $20 General Admission/$10 Students, Farmers & Youth under 18. This evening is sponsored by The Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation. For more information visit projectnative.org for more information.
Barry Lopez, the author of Arctic Dreams and twelve other works of fiction and nonfiction, is a recipient of awards from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and many other institutions and foundations. He was recently named the 2011 Honorary Geographer of the Year by the Association of American Geographers. He lives with his wife, Debra Gwartney, in Oregon. For more on Barry Lopez, visit barrylopez.com.
One of our favorite Barry Lopez quotes? “We cannot, of course, save the World because we do not have authority over its parts. We can serve the world though. That is everyone’s calling, to lead a life that helps.”