Texas Tech University to Celebrate Sowell Collection

Proceedings will feature readings by Gary Paul Nabhan and Susan Brind Morrow.

WHAT: Conference on the Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community & the Natural World

WHEN: Thursday (April 16) – Saturday (April 18)
Susan Brind Morrow reading: 6:30 p.m. Thursday (April 16);
Gary Paul Nabhan reading: 6:30 p.m. Friday (April 17)

WHERE: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Formby Room, Texas Tech University

WHO: Created through the support of former Texas Tech Regent James Sowell, the Sowell Collection contains the personal papers of some of the most prominent writers in the world. Writers in the Sowell Collection include Barry Lopez, Rick Bass, Bill McKibben, Gary Paul Nabhan, Susan Brind Morrow and John Lane.

Conference proceedings will feature readings by Lisa Couturier, Toni Jensen, Nabhan, Morrow and Lane as well as presentations by students and scholars from Texas Tech and across the country.

Receptions and book signings will follow the readings. Books from all Sowell Conference presenters will be available for purchase. All events are free and open to the public.

This event is sponsored by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library with additional support from the Office of the President. For more information contact Diane Warner at (806) 834-0466 or diane.warner@ttu.edu.

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CONTACT: Diane Warner, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-0466 or diane.warner@ttu.edu.