Idaho Wilderness Considered Author Event
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 meets on the Third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in January, February, March, April, May, July, September, October and November.
We are delighted to host Rick Johnson of the Idaho Conservation League, Murray Feldman, environmental attorney with Holland & Hart, Craig Gehrke, Idaho Office Regional Director of The Wilderness Society, Rochelle Johnson, Professor of English and Environmental Literature, College of Idaho, and Mike Medberry, freelance writer and veteran conservation activist in Boise to lead our discussion of Idaho Wilderness Considered on Tuesday, February 21 at 7 p.m. at Rediscovered Books.
Idaho Wilderness Considered, edited by Boise environmental attorney Murray Feldman and Ketchum Community Library Director Jennifer Emery Davidson, is more than a field guide, more than a map and pictures of Idaho's vast wilderness areas. It explores how and why those areas matter to the very character of the state. Idaho Wilderness Consideredcharts the conversations, political negotiations, and personal journeys that have influenced-and been influenced by-Idaho's wild places.
The anthology is the capstone of a popular Idaho Humanities Council reading and conversation series on the history and meaning of wilderness, hosted in libraries and other venues throughout the state in 2014 and 2015. The contributions to the anthology by more than two dozen advocates, scholars, hikers, journalists, photographers, and others, explore the history, policy, law, literature, art, and science of Idaho wilderness, evoking the story of the land itself-deep, textured, and ongoing.
Outdoor Coversations is an reading series sponsored by Rediscovered Books and the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation.