Lopez Bookshop welcomes park historian and poet

  • Sat Mar 17th, 2018 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by Lopez Bookshop

Lopez Bookshop hosts two authors this month. Historian Lauren Danner reads from her new book, “Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park” on Friday, March 23. Poet Stephen Corey will read from a new essay collection, “Startled at the Big Sound,” on Wednesday, March 28. Both events begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

The North Cascades National Park celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and Danner’s new book offers the first comprehensive account of its creation. Danner, a writer and historian based in Olympia, focuses on public lands policy, Pacific Northwest and environmental history, and outdoor recreation.

Corey is the author of 10 poetry books and is the editor of The Georgia Review. In his most recent poetry collection, Corey delves into human experience at its most potent moments and shows readers that the large questions are best considered within the context of the most minute details. His essays, written across three decades, explore Corey’s concurrent lives as family member, publishing writer, editor and cultural-political observer.

For more information about either of these events, visit lopezbookshop.com or email lopezbookshopevents@rockisland.com.