Nature Love Medicine Panel - Cedar City
Oct 9, 2018, 4:00 pm
Nature Love Medicine Panel
Nature Love Medicine: Essays on Wildness and Wellness
VenueSouthern Utah University
351 W University Blvd
Cedar City , UT 84720-2415
Torrey House Press’ panel on Nature Love Medicine featuring Jana Richman, and Thomas Lowe Fleischner will take place Tuesday, October 9th at 4:00 PM in the Business School Lecture Hall, Room 126 on the campus of Southern Utah University.
Nature, Love, Medicine: Essays on Wildness and Wellness is a collection of diverse stories from psychologists and poets, biologists and artists, who are connected through a common theme: when we pay conscious, careful attention to our wider world, we strengthen our core humanity. Nature, Love, Medicine: Essays on Wildness and Wellness declares that nurturing a love for our biologically and culturally diverse planet is essential in this time of turbulence and change.
Jana Richman is the author of a memoir, Riding in the Shadows of Saints: A Woman’s Story of Motorcycling the Mormon Trail; two novels, The Ordinary Truth and The Last Cowgirl, which won the Willa Award for Contemporary Fiction and was runner up for the Utah Book Award. Her most recent book is a collection of personal essays, Finding Stillness in a Noisy World. Jana’s fiction and nonfiction traverse landscapes—personal and historical, internal and external—populated with fierce female characters pitted against time, betrayals, and the heft of family. In her new collection of essays, Jana intimately shares with readers the ways place, space, and the rigors of working toward peace can transform a life.
Thomas Lowe Fleischner teaches in the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program at Prescott College. He is also the Director of the college’s Natural History Institute, which seeks to integrate art, science, and humanities in the work of connecting humans and nature.
Fleischner’s work is strongly rooted in natural history, ecology, and conservation biology, but plies the terrain at the margins of disciplines. His main interests are the connections among sciences, humanities, and public policy, and between analytical and creative modes of thought. He also examines the confluence of nature and culture and of biology and adaptation, when considering humans as an ecological species. He is the author of Singing Stone: A Natural History of the Escalante Canyons and Desert Wetlands. Fleischner’s edited volume, The Way of Natural History, made the “Best of Science” list in the Wall Street Journal. He has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters.
This event is made possible with support from Torrey House Press, Southern Utah University, and Utah Humanities.