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Writer Barry Lopez to speak at SCC tonight

One of the most influential books of the 1970s was “Of Wolves and Men.” That 1978 book, which was written by Barry Lopez, ended up being nominated for a National Book Award — an award that the author would win with his next effort, 1986's “Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape.”

Lopez would go on to write more books, both nonfiction and fiction, all of which helped establish not only a genre of literature — focusing both on ecological awareness and a call for activism — but a very public consciousness about an issue that affects the very future of humankind.

Which is why it is important to point out that Lopez will be speaking at 7 p.m. this evening at Spokane Community College's Lair-Student Center Auditorium. Lopez's talk, which is free and open to the public, is the first of SCC's President's Speaker Series.

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