Public invited to talk by famed author Barry LopezUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Apr. 10, 2012
Barry Lopez, one of the nation’s premier environmental authors, is coming to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus to give the Dai Ho Chun Endowment for Distinguished Lecture.
Lopez is the author of numerous celebrated works of nonfiction, including “Arctic Dreams,” for which he received the National Book Award. Lopez often writes about the relationship between human cultures—especially those of indigenous peoples—and physical landscapes, bio-cultural diversity, and urgent questions about the future of a just and sustainable world.
His free, open-to-the-public reading will take place at the Art Auditorium on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m.
After the reading, Lopez will hold a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event from the UH Bookstore.
Lopez is celebrated for speaking with spellbinding clarity and poetic depth. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the John Burroughs Medal, the John Hay Award, five National Science Foundation Fellowships, and awards from the Guggenheim and Lannan Foundations.
He serves on such boards as the Mountain Lion Foundation, the Orion Society and the Sacred Land Film Project. His work appears regularly in Harper’s, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Paris Review, Outside, American Scholar and elsewhere. The resident of rural western Oregon has been featured on Public Television’s Bill Moyer’s Journal and National Public Radio.
“An Evening with Barry Lopez” is made possible by the late Dr. Dai Ho Chun through his estate gift that established the Dai Ho Chun Endowment for Distinguished Lecturers at the Colleges of Arts and Sciences. Chun was himself a distinguished and visionary educator.
The lecture is also sponsored by the UH Mānoa College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature. Additional support is provided by Waikiki Parc, hospitality sponsor of the arts; and Mānoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing.
Doors to the event will open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. event. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. On-campus parking is available for $6.
For more information, contact English Professor Frank Stewart at 956-3070.