April 21, 2009
Written by: Jessica BehnhamWHAT: Rick Bass reading WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday (April 23) WHERE: International Cultural Center Auditorium (601 Indiana Ave.) EVENT: Award-winning nature writer Rick Bass will read and sign copies of his most recent book "Why I Came West," which was a finalist for the National Book Award for autobiography in 2008. Bass has been praised by critics for his powerful descriptions of landscapes and the intricate relationships between his characters, which often mirror the grandeur, beauty and unpredictability of the natural world. In addition to writing, Bass participates in environmental preservation and activism surrounding diminishing wilderness areas. He has served on the board of both the Yaak Valley Forest Council and Round River Conservation Studies. The reading is sponsored by the Texas Tech Heritage Consortium, Center for the Southwest with generous support from the Helen Jones Foundation, the Honors College, the Natural History Humanities degree program, and the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library. CONTACT: Diane Warner, librarian, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, (806) 742-3749 or email@example.com.