So, it makes sense that Torrey House Press is proud to call the place home. This small independent publisher aims to carry on the tradition of East Coast transcendentalists like Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, but with a tilt toward more Western writers like Wallace Stegner and Edward Abbey. This socially conscious press is determined to deliver excellent, thought-provoking and intelligent literature that can innovatively tackle modern issues surrounding the environment and sustainable stewardship of the land.
This literary panel will find four Torrey House Press authors—moderated by George Handley (Home Waters: A Year of Recompenses on the Provo River)—gathered together to discuss the thorny subject of how the West is ever-changing while the issues often remain the same. Jana Richman (The Ordinary Truth), Erica Olsen (Recapture), Maximilian Werner (Crooked Creek) and Steven L. Peck (The Scholar of Moab) will all have an opportunity to read from their work before talking about how the power of the written word can highlight both the beauty of the natural world around us and the environmental perils that it all too often faces. (Jacob Stringer)
Date: Feb 2, 2013
Time: 7 pm
Address: 665 E. 600 South, Salt Lake City, 84102
Where: Weller Book Works