Award winning Wyoming authors Florence Rose Shepherd and Susan Marsh will be presenting at the Young at Hearts Senior Center at 1:00PM as well as Western Wyoming Community College, at 7:00PM, in room 1302, October 24th, 2017.
At the Young at Heart Senior Center will have a reading by Florence Rose Shepard, from her book, “Sometimes Creek – A Wyoming Memoir”. The memoir is a story about the life of the daughter of Italian immigrants who came to Wyoming to make a new life. Shepard wrote from her cabin in the Hoback Basin, retracing the contours of her life. The book reflects on topics like living on a sheep ranch during the Great Depression, one-room schools, marriage, motherhood, and environmental activism.
There will be a slide presentation at WWCC, on “Saving Wyoming’s Hoback – The Grassroots Movement that Stopped Natural Gas Development”. The book won the 2017 Wallace Stegner prize in environmental humanities.
The book tells the story of the Hoback and Noble Basins in the northwestern portion of our state, and the people who banded and worked together to protect the land they treasure. A diverse group of people with a common goal: preventing the industrialization of our wilderness. Their work is an inspiring example of how determined citizens can make a difference.
Both events are free and the public is encouraged to attend. The events are sponsored by Western Wyoming Community College, SBOCES, WWCC Cultural Affairs, and the Wesswick Lecture Series.