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April 15, 2016: “Wilderness & The Anthropocene” Event

Wilderness & The Anthropocene



Where: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville – 1 Edwin Pl, Asheville, NC 28801

6pm Reception
7pm Panel Discussion
8pm Q&A and Book Signing

Free and open to the public.

Overview: What does it mean to have wilderness, “where man himself is a visitor who does note remain,” during the Anthropocene, the geologic period significantly impacted by humans? Our guest panel features writers and scientists who understand that a healthy environment is a human right, and that environmental degradation is a social injustice.


tws chatq postcard-john lane_smallJohn Lane teaches environmental studies at Wofford College where he also directs the Goodall Center for Environmental Studies. His latest prose work is Fate Moreland’s Widow: A Novel from Story River Books.


tws chatq postcard-catherine reidCatherine Reid is a professor in the Creative Writing Program at Warren Wilson college, where she specializes in nonfiction and environmental writing. She is the author of two works of nonfiction, Falling into Place: An Intimate Geography of Home and Coyote: Seeking the Hunter in Our Midst.

tws chatq postcard-drew lanhamDrew Lanham is a Master Teacher and Certified Wildlife Biologist, and the Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology in the Forestry and Evnironmental Conservation Department at Clemson University. He is also a widely publiches author and poet.


tws chatq postcard-jennifer frick-ruppertJennifer Frick-Ruppert is the author of Mountain Nature: A Seasonal Natural History of the Southern Appalachians and a professor of biology and environmental science at Brevard College in western North Carolina.



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