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A Desert Conversation

 The goal of A Desert Conversation is to increase the general public's awareness of the role deserts play in the natural world and in human endeavors. The program for “A Desert Conversation” features a moderator and noted authors as panelists offering their observations and perspectives on desert issues posed by the moderator, as well as of their choosing.

Guest panelists for the 2019 Conversation are Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford, noted Western historian and author  Patty Limerick  and desert writer Bruce Berger.

Guest panelists for the 2018 "Conversation" were Charles Goodrich, Rebecca Lawton, Dr. Jay Stratton Noller and Richard Wilhelm. The moderator was Adam Davis.

 

The  guests for the 2017 "Conversation" were Kathleen Dean Moore, renowned author, environmental advocate and past Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State, and John Calderazzo, writer, Professor Emeritus and celebrated creative nonfiction teacher at Colorado State University. 

Top: 2018 panel with Charles Goodrich, Jay Stratton Noller, Rebecca Lawton and Richard Wilhelm with moderator Adam Davis.

Middle: Ellen Waterston moderates 2017 panel with Kathleen Dean Moore and John Calderazzo.

Next: Kathleen Dean Moore reads from her book, Great Tide Rising.