Texas Tech University

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Hosts Sowell Conference

Hope Lenamon

April 16, 2018

The conference is on the Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community & the Natural World.

WHAT: The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library (SWC/SCL) will host the Conference on the Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community & the Natural World. The event spotlights works of writers who are deeply engaged with questions of land use and the nature of community, the conjunction of scientific and spiritual values, and the fragility of wilderness. It is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Thursday- Saturday (April 19-21)

WHERE: SWC/SCL Formby Room, 2805 15th St.

EVENT: Diane Warner, librarian for the Sowell Collection, said the Sowell Conference has connected authors and students for six years and celebrates the establishment of the collection in 2001 by Texas Tech Regent James Sowell.

This year's conference features Trevor Herriot, a Canadian environmental writer, Priscilla Ybarra and her work that deals with migrant workers, and Toni Jensen, who is on the creative writing faculty at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. Other Texas Tech faculty and students also will present their work.

For more information and a full schedule, visit the event's website.

CONTACT: Kaley Daniel, director of Communications & Marketing, Texas Tech University Libraries, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-1040 or kaley.daniel@ttu.edu