David Gessner reading

David Gessner gives reading at WVC May 16

Media Contact: Derek Sheffield, English faculty, 509.682.6737, or Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509.682.6436 (Mon. – Thurs.)

April 30, 2015

David Gessner


Author David Gessner will give a reading on Saturday, May 16, at 7 p.m. in The Grove Recital Hall, Music and Art Center, at Wenatchee Valley College. This is a free public event.

Gessner is one of the most prominent nature writers in the U.S. He is the author of nine books, including All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner and the American West, released in April by W.W. Norton. His other works include Return of the Osprey, Sick of Nature and My Green Manifesto. The Tarball Chronicles won the 2012 Reed Award for Best Book on the Southern Environment and the Association for Study of Literature and the Environment's award for best book of creative writing in 2011 and 2012.

His essays have appeared in many magazines, including Outside and the New York Times Magazine. Gessner has earned the John Burroughs Award for Best Nature Essay, a Pushcart Prize, and his work has been included in Best American Nonrequired Reading.

Gessner taught Environmental Writing as a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard. He is currently a professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he founded the award-winning literary journal of place, Ecotone.

The reading is sponsored by the WVC Transfer English division and Foundation.


All The Wild That Remains bookcover image