Writing Into the Sunset: Morton L. Mandel Public Lecture
Working on an essay about peatlands took author Annie Proulx down unexpected side alleys. She found 140-year old marginal notations repeatedly accusing Alfred Lord Tennyson of plagiarism, butterfly collectors who could not stop, photographs of the American southern swampland by a Department of the Interior biologist who saw aspects of the natural world that no longer exist, and more. Join us for a conversation with Proulx and Shawn Wong about the strange corners writing research leads one into, and what can be discovered there.
University of Washington, Kane Hall 210
4069 Spokane Lane
Seattle, WA 98105
Reception to follow in Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall