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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