McKibben, Environmentalist and Author, Visits DU
Date of Event: April 2, 2008
Posted: March 14, 2008 / Last Updated: March 15, 2008
Bill McKibben, the author of 10 books about the environment, will read from his work at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, in Herrick Hall (500 West Loop). The presentation, which is co-sponsored by the environmental studies department, is the fourth and last installment of the Beck Visiting Writers Series.
McKibben grew up in Lexington, Mass. He attended Harvard University and was the president of the school newspaper. He joined the New Yorker magazine as a staff writer immediately after college. In 1989, McKibben wrote his first novel about global warming: “The End of Nature.” His most recent book, “Deep Economy,” was released last spring and was a national bestseller. He has been awarded the Gugenheim and Lyndhurst fellowships and won the Lannan Prize for nonfiction in 2000.
Last year McKibben dedicated much of his time to leading one of the largest protest rallies in American history as he organized over 1,400 demonstrations about climate change across the country. McKibben lives in Ripton, Vt., and is a scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville—The Beck Visiting Writers Series presents Bill McKibben, 8 p.m., Weds., April 2, Herrick Hall (500 West Loop). Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6207 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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