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Monuments and Wilderness, Readings from Red Rock Stories

When politicians threaten public lands, America’s writers respond. Red Rock Stories lies squarely in this 60-year tradition—a lineage of fiery and eloquent “battle books” to rally support for conservation causes.

Originally created as a limited edition presented to Congress and the Obama administration, RED ROCK STORIES testifies to the international significance of Utah’s redrock wildlands. These 35 writers span three generations, and many of them belong to the Southwest’s Native nations. Their call for healing helped inspire a national movement that led to the creation of Bears Ears National Monument in 2016. 

In essays, poems, and vignettes filled with passion, wisdom, tenderness, and outrage, these writers bring to life the canyon country of southern Utah. Their words move, soothe, and heal, building to a call to action on behalf of one of the most astonishing places on our planet. This collection of stories surely will become a landmark in the history of art as advocacy.

Join five of the contributors to this stunning new book for a reading and book signing. Editor Stephen Trimble will tell the story of this book, and four other contributors will read their powerful pieces of writing. 

This event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.