The Notebooks of Paradise
Register for Session 25 (Eventbrite)
6:30-8:30 p.m. at Wells Fargo Auditorium at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Join University Libraries and the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame for this very special Earth Day celebration as authors Steven Nightingale and Richard Nevle take the stage inside Wells Fargo Auditorium at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.
Their new book, The Paradise Notebooks, is a collection of writings inspired by their 90-mile trek through the Sierra Nevada. Steven and Richard will share readings from the book as well as stories from their adventure. Singer-songwriter Deborah Levoy will also be on the program, sharing her nature-inspired folk music.
After the program, join us for a reception in the adjacent Whittemore Gallery with light snacks, book sales and author signings. Reno’s sprawling 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 Notebooks of Paradise”: In The Paradise Notebooks, Richard J. Nevle and Steven Nightingale take us through the spectacular Sierra Nevada mountain range on a journey illuminated by incandescent poetry and fascinating facts. Over twenty-one pairs of short essays, Nevle and Nightingale contemplate the natural phenomena of the Sierra Nevada. From granite, to aspen, to fire, to a rare and endemic species of butterfly, these paired essays explore the natural history and mystical wonders of each element with a balanced and captivating twist. As they weave vignettes of their ninety-mile backpacking journey through the range, Nevle and Nightingale powerfully reimagine the Sierra Nevada as earthly matter and transcendental offering, letting us into a reality in which the nature has as much spiritual importance as physical. . In a time of rapid environmental degradation, The Paradise Notebooks offers a way forward – a total, learned and loving attention to place that rekindles our joyful relationship with the living world.