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The Paradise Notebooks

Register for Session 25 (Eventbrite)

6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Auditorium at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

Join the University Libraries and Nevada Writers Hall of Fame for this very special Earth Day celebration when authors Steven Nightingale and Richard Nevle take the stage in the Wells Fargo Auditorium at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

Her new book, The Paradise Notebooks, is a collection of writing inspired by her 90-mile trek through the Sierra Nevada. Steven and Richard will share readings from the book along with stories from their adventure. Singer/songwriter Deborah Levoy will also be part of the program, sharing her folksy, nature-inspired music.

After the program, attend a reception at the adjoining Whittemore Gallery for light snacks, book sales and autograph sessions. Reno’s gleaming bookstore, Sundance Books & Music, will be selling The Paradise Notebooks at the event. You can also pre-order the book and pick it up at the event (see link and instructions below).

About The Paradise Notebooks: In The Paradise Notebooks, Richard J. Nevle and Steven Nightingale take us on a journey through the spectacular Sierra Nevada mountain range, illuminated by luminous poetry and intriguing facts. Over the course of twenty-one pairs of short essays, Nevle and Nightingale consider the natural phenomena found in the Sierra Nevada. From granite to aspen, fire to a rare, endemic species of butterfly, these pairs of essays explore the natural history and mystical wonder of each element with a balanced and compelling touch. Weaving vignettes of their 140km backpacking journey through the mountain range, Nevle and Nightingale powerfully reimagine the Sierra Nevada as both an earthly matter and a transcendental offering, immersing us in a reality where nature has just as much spiritual significance like the physical . In a time of rapid environmental degradation, The Paradise Notebooks offers a way forward – a genuine, scholarly, loving attention to places that rekindle our joyful relationship with the living world.

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