2023 Waterston Desert Writing Prize Award Ceremony

  •  09.14.23
     5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Waterston Desert Writing Prize Award Ceremony

Featuring Author and Keynote Speaker Dr. Thor Hanson

Join us for an evening of literary excellence featuring biologist, author, Guggenheim Fellow, Switzer Environmental Fellow, and keynote speaker Dr. Thor Hanson. Dr. Hanson is the author of Buzz, The Triumph of Seeds, Feathers and The Impenetrable Forest, as well as the illustrated children’s favorite, Bartholomew Quill. Honors for his books have included the John Burroughs Medal, The Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, The AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize, and three Pacific Northwest Book Awards. His writing has been translated into more than 10 languages.     

Author Rena Priest (Lummi), the 2023 Waterson Guest Judge and former Washington State Poet Laureate, will award this year’s Prize winner Anna Welch for her submission “Momentum: A Trans-Continental Bicycle Journey.” 

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Reception in Rimrock Café
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Program
8:00 pm – 8:45 pm – Book signing


Tickets will be available at the door! 


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