Thursday, May 3, 2012

Rick Bass, this Saturday 7:30 @ Edgewood College!

Creating directly from their life in northern Montana and travels elsewhere, Rick and Elizabeth Bass, bring their work to Madison this weekend at Edgewood College. An exhibition of Elizabeth Bass's recent paintings, Encounters, is on view at the DeRicci Gallery at
Edgewood College from April 16 - May 4. Rick Bass, acclaimed writer and environmental activist, will read on May 5 at 7:30pm in the Anderson Auditorium at Edgewood. Both events are free and open to the public.

Rick Bass is a distinguished author who frequently writes about the environment. He is an active advocate in his adopted home of Montana. He won the 1995 James Jones Literary Society First Novel Fellowship for his novel in progress, Where the Sea Used to Be, and was a finalist for the Story Prize in 2006 for his collection The Lives of Rocks. Bass was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award (autobiography) for Why I Came West (2009). His other honors include the General Electric Younger Writers Award, a PEN/Nelson Algren Award Special Citation for fiction, and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.

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