Monday, March 24, 2008

Rebecca Solnit in Milwaukee!!!!

One of my favorite writers to visit Milwaukee this weekend!

On Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 2pm at Woodland Pattern, San Francisco writer, historian,
and activist Rebecca Solnit will be reading from her latest book,
Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics. Storming
the Gates, an anthology of Solnit's essential essays from the past
ten years, takes the reader from the Pyrenees to the U.S.-Mexican
border, from open sky to the deepest mines, and from the antislavery
struggles of two hundred years ago to today's street protests.
Solnit has made a vocation out of journeying into difficult
territory and reporting back, as an environmentalist,
antiglobalization activist, and public intellectual.

She is the best-selling author of ten books-among them, Wanderlust,
Savage Dreams, and River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the
Technological Wild West. She writes regularly about landscape,
cities, and other geographies, the environment, politics, and visual
culture. In 2003 she won the prestigious Lannan Literary Award. Also
in 2003 she won the National Book Critics Circle Award for River of
Shadows. Solnit will visit Woodland Pattern to read as part of the
Seeing Green: Art, Ecology, and Activism in Milwaukee art exhibit,
which opens April 12.

Woodland Pattern Book Center
720 E. Locust Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
phone 414.263.5001

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