Outdoor Conversations - Natalie Bartley
The Outdoor Conversations Series shines a spotlight on authors who connect readers with the wilderness. Discover new writers both fiction and non-fiction that will take you places you've never dreamed about and meet others who want to journey with you. This series is produced in partnership with the Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation
This series meets on the Third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in January, February, March, April, May, July, September, October and November
Tuesday, January 16 at 7 p.m.
Natalie Bartley, National Outdoor Book Awards Judge
Natalie Bartley has been a judge for the Outdoor Book Awards since 2000, and over the years has discovered many wonderful books that should be part of every outdoor library. This is an evening to share what makes for great outdoor reading with one of the experts in the field.
The National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) is the outdoor world's largest and most prestigious book award program. It is a non-profit, educational program, sponsored by the National Outdoor Book Awards Foundation, Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education, and Idaho State University.
Natalie Bartley served as a NOBA judge since 1997. She’s explored Idaho since 1987 as a licensed guide, kayak instructor, ski instructor, and outdoor program manager. As a writer and photographer, she has over 850 articles, two guidebooks, and a mobile app to her credit. She contributes outdoor and travel content to publications including Rails to Trails, National Ski Areas Association Journal, Women in the Outdoors, The Idaho Statesman, Idaho Senior Independent, and Montana Senior News. Natalie is a Boise-based author of the Best Easy Day Hikes Boise guidebook, the Best Rail Trails Pacific Northwest guidebook, and the Boise’s Best Outdoor Adventures mobile app. She is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association.