County’s Lake Havasu City Library Branch Holds AZ Humanities Program “Seeing the Desert”

Published by The Bee News

March 28, 2024

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MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (March 28, 2024) –The County’s Lake Havasu City Library branch will be hosting “Seeing the Desert” Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 4:00pm in Community Rooms A/B.  This is a free cultural program made possible by a grant from Arizona Humanities/AZ Speaks, and is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Lake Havasu City Branch.  This is the final AZ Humanities program for the 2023-2024 season.

Presented by author Gregory McNamee, join in for this multi-faceted discussion about the incredible Arizona desert.  Many current Arizonans are not originally from Arizona, and most come from places that are far greener and milder or much colder of climate. For many, it takes a shift-of- eye and new attitude to appreciate the hot, dry climate of this great southwest state. The April 4 talk draws on the work of poets such as Joy Harjo, Richard Shelton, and Ofelia Zepeda; novelists like Barbara Kingsolver and Edward Abbey; and such noted nonfiction writers that include Joseph Wood Krutch and Mary Austin.

The program encompasses topics from Native American folktales to modern scientific insights. It’s accompanied by a rich slide show presentation full of art and photography. With insights from literature, philosophy, art, neurology, and other fields, McNamee will discuss how travelers and residents alike can learn to see the desert as a place of abundant life, abundant beauty, and infinite possibilities leading to an invigorating form of happiness.

Gregory McNamee is a prolific writer, editor, photographer, and publisher. He is the author of forty-five books and numerous articles and other publications. McNamee is also a contributing editor to the Encyclopedia Britannica and a research fellow at the Southwest Center, University of Arizona.

For more information, visit Gregory McNamee at www.gregorymcnamee.com.

This is a FREE library event and open to the public.  No signup or entry ticket is required.

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