It has been 50 incredible years since the publication of Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey. Labeled as the Thoreau of the West, Abbey’s classic narrative set in Arches National Park has inspired a loyal following which continues to grow with each new generation of environmental activists. Come join Wendel Withrow, Green Source DFW director local author and former Sierra Club Chapter Chair, for a celebration of the 50 year anniversary of this ground breaking book. Also, Wendel will bring a limited number of copies of Desert Solitaire for sale at $10 each.
Edward Paul Abbey (Jan. 29, 1927 – March 14, 1989) was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views. His best-known works include the novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, which has been cited as an inspiration by environmental and eco-terrorist groups, and the non-fiction work Desert Solitaire.
We start at 6:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner, so bring a dish to share. Also, please try and bring your own cup. We supply drinks, plates, and utensils.
The Garden is now charging entrance fees, but no fees are required for attending our meeting. Just tell the security guard at the gate that you are going to the Sierra Club meeting.