Book it! This week's literary events include looks at both the best and worst of the natural world, as well as another book filled with beautiful photographs showing how micro-loans can change the lives of the poorest of the poor.
The Wilderness Act at 50: A Celebration of Colorado Wilderness
Room 235, University Memorial Center, CU-Boulder
7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10
To celebrate the traveling exhibition The Wilderness Act at 50: A Celebration of Colorado Wilderness, a series of twenty photographs by Colorado nature photographer John Fielder, the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and the Wilderness Society invite audiences to a slide-show talk with Fielder, who will also sell and sign his beautiful books and calendars afterward. The exhibit, which focuses on images of Colorado wilderness areas on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act, will remain on display in the UMV BioLounge through April 29.
Jonathan Waldman, Rust: The Longest War
Boulder Book Store
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10
Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue
7 p.m. Thursday, March 12
Author Jonathan Waldman leads readers through a tale of corrosion in Rust, which looks at one of nature’s most destructive forces and the people who engage in the war against it. Waldman recounts his travels from Key West, Florida, to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, in the book, which is equal parts funny and dead serious. That's because it costs America more than $400 billion per year — more than all other natural disasters combined — to eradicate rust.
Amy K. Wright, A Portrait of a Microloan in India
Vida Ellison Gallery, Denver Central Library
6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 12
The Denver Public Library’s Fresh City Life program welcomes local photographer Amy K. Wright, a member of the Whole Foods Market team who traveled to India twice over the last two years to photograph in conjunction with the Whole Planet Foundation, recording the fruits of the organization’s global micro-lending program. Knight will discuss that journey at an event complete with an Indian tea service and live Indian music; the book will be available for cash-only purchase, and 100 percent of the proceeds give back to the foundation.
What's on the next page in Denver's literary world? Visit Westword's Literary Event listings for this week.
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