Award-winning nature writer and environmentalist to make rare Maui appearance at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7pm
On Friday, October 23rd, The Merwin Conservancy will welcome one of the nation’s most loved nature writers and environmentalists, Barry Lopez, to speak at the next installment of The Green Room, a environmental and literary salon series. The event begins at 7:00pm in the McCoy Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, with doors opening at 6:30pm. Tickets are $35 per person (with a $10 student rate available with student I.D.) and are available at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Box Office, by calling 808-242-SHOW or purchasing online at mauiarts.org.
Barry Lopez’ writings have frequently been compared to those of Henry David Thoreau, as he brings a depth of erudition to the text by immersing himself in his surroundings, deftly integrating his environmental and humanitarian concerns. He is best known as the author of Arctic Dreams, for which he received the National Book Award. Barry Lopez will captivate The Green Room audience as he examines the relationship between human culture and physical landscape.
“It is truly an honor to bring Mr. Lopez to Maui, in celebration of his extraordinary written works and his passionate commitment to nature,” said Jason Denhart, Executive Director of The Merwin Conservancy. “Our community is in for an exceptional evening at this Green Room gathering.”
The October 23rd Green Room with Lopez includes a talk and audience Q&A, followed by a hosted reception with book fair, book signing, live music, dessert and drinks. The Green Room is generously presented by FIM Group and supports the non-profit work of The Merwin Conservancy.
Sara Tekula, Communications and Outreach Director
The Merwin Conservancy
About The Merwin Conservancy
The Merwin Conservancy’s mission is to preserve the living legacy of W. S. Merwin, his home and palm forest, for future retreat and study for botanists and writers, for environmental advocacy and community education. For more information on the organization, visit http://www.merwinconservancy.org
About The Green Room
The Green Room is a literary salon series steeped in the values of The Merwin Conservancy—which include a reverence for nature, language, art and imagination. Launched in 2013, The Green Room presents writers, poets, artists, botanists, environmentalists –from both Hawai’i and off-island – to create enriching, meaningful salons that spark conversation, community engagement and artistic expression. Past events have included presentations by Naomi Shihab Nye, Terry Tempest Williams, and Dr. Abraham Verghese. For more information, visit: www.merwinconservancy.org/the-green-room.