(Riverton, Wyo.) – “Listening to Nature: Reflections on the Natural World and Our Place in It” will be held tonight for the first time on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The annual event features poets, photographers, artists, authors, and thinkers exploring human connections to the natural world through different genres. “Listening to Nature” is happening at the Intertribal Education and Community Center at Central Wyoming College in Riverton on Friday, October 25. There will be a reception at 6:30 p.m.followed by readings and presentations at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. More information here.
Presenters include Sherwin Bitsui, a poet from the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and recipient of the PEN Open Book Award, an American Book Award, and many other accolades; Yufna Soldier Wolf, Arapaho tribal member, student of environment and natural resources, and advocate ; Julia Stuble, Wyoming native, environmental journalist, and Land Conservation Coordinator for the Wyoming Outdoor Council; Jana Wilson, photographer and owner of the Deerwood Ranch Wild Horse Ecosanctuary in southern Wyoming. Sergio Maldonado, Arapaho tribal member and Diversity Coordinator and faculty member for Central Wyoming College is the evening’s emcee.
This is the third year in a row that “Listening to Nature” has been hosted by the Wyoming Outdoor Council, the University of Wyoming Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, and the UW Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing. In addition, the UW American Indian Studies Program and Central Wyoming College are providing support for the event this year. “Listening to Nature” brings community members together for a lively and thoughtful evening to reflect on the connections we have to the landscape and environment in Wyoming. For more information visit www.uwyo.edu/haub.