Nature and science writer Gary Ferguson has written for a variety of national publications, including Vanity Fair, Outside, and the Los Angeles Times, and is the author of twenty-three books on nature and science. “Hawks Rest: A Season in the Remote Heart of Yellowstone” (National Geographic), was the first nonfiction work in history to win “Book of the Year” awards from both the Pacific Northwest Booksellers and the Mountains and Plains Booksellers. Gary’s latest book, a wilderness memoir titled “The Carry Home: Lessons from the American Wilderness” (Counterpoint Press), was published in November, 2014 to great critical acclaim.
Ferguson is a member of the National Geographic Lecture Series. He was the 2002 Seigle Scholar at Washington University, St. Louis, served as the William Kittredge Distinguished Visiting Writer at the University of Montana, and was a Distinguished Visiting Writer at the University of Idaho. He is currently on the faculty of the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University.
In addition to his Friday night talk and reading, Gary will lead a writing workshop at The Third Street Center the next day, Saturday, September 19, from 9 am to 3 pm. This generative workshop is open to writers at all levels, from beginner to advanced.