University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Nathaniel Brodie


Nathaniel has served as a public lands employee for 16 seasons. Eight of those were working on the Grand Canyon National Park Service trail crew, the subject of his memoir "Steel on Stone: Living and Working in the Grand Canyon." He received his Master of Fine Arts Degree in nonfiction creative writing from the University of Arizona. He was the recipient of the PEN Northwest 2014 Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency, and was a finalist for both the 2013 Ellen Meloy Desert Fund and the 2015 Waterston Desert Writing Prize. Nathaniel was a lead editor of "Forest Under Story: Creative Inquiry in an Old-Growth Forest," and his essays have appeared in a number of magazines, literary journals and anthologies.

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Scheduled events:
Canyon Perspectives: Celebrating 100 Years of the Grand Canyon
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Grand Canyon National Park, a jewel of the National Park Service. The park is as much an environmental icon as a cultural one. Four authors share their experiences writing about and working in this special place.

National Parks Experience (Seats 146)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - National Parks (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Nathaniel Brodie, Stephen Pyne, John Ross
Moderator: Jan Balsom
The Grand Canyon and American Culture
A natural wonder of the world, the iconic Grand Canyon is so much more. These authors discuss the Canyon's contribution to American culture.

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Nathaniel Brodie, Stephen Fried, John Ross
Moderator: Jim Turner
Essays - Climate Change in National Parks
Local high school students will read their winning essays about climate change in national parks. The essay contest is sponsored by Western National Parks Association (WNPA), with support from Metropolitan Education Commission.

National Parks Experience (Seats 146)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - National Parks (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Nathaniel Brodie

Book:
Steel on Stone: Living and Working the Grand Canyon
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Trinity University Press
January 2019
ISBN 9781595348609
304 pages
$18.95, INSTOCK
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The epic story of eight years spent living and working in the Grand Canyon

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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