Author Archives: Kristin @ Sowell

Beyond the Llano (May 15)

Stephen Graham Jones’ Mapping the Interior has been nominated for a 2017 Shirley Jackson award. Explore writer and anthropologist Loren Eiseley’s Nebraska – a digital representation of Eiseley’s personal experience of the space and place of Nebraska. Rick Bass writes … Continue reading

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Beyond the Llano (May 1)

Dr. Rodica Gelca, research faculty member at the Texas Tech Climate Science Center and instructor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, died unexpectedly on March 27, 2018. To honor her contributions to climate research and to Texas Tech, a … Continue reading

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Beyond the Llano (April 17)

The Conference on the Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community, and the Natural World is April 19-21! Featured speakers include Trevor Herriot, Toni Jensen, and Priscilla Ybarra. At Medium, Arty Mangan, Director of Restorative Food Systems for Bioneers, interviewed Gary … Continue reading

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Beyond the Llano (April 3)

Robert Michael Pyle is collaborating with musician Krist Novoselic. Listen to Butterfly Launches from Spar Pole at Soundcloud and stay tuned for info on upcoming performances and a not-too-distant album. “It’s true that the canon of literary nonfiction about the … Continue reading

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Beyond the Llano (March 20)

On April 2, the John Burroughs Association will award Pattiann Rogers a special John Burroughs Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Nature Poetry “in recognition of the power and permanence of Rogers’ entire body of work.” “The new American narrative isn’t … Continue reading

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Beyond the Llano (March 7)

Check out David Quammen’s First There Were Microbes. Then Life on Earth Got Big in National Geographic. Annick Smith looks back after 30 years of The Last Best Place. Buzzfeed profiles Terese Marie Mailhot, Tommy Orange and the new wave … Continue reading

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Beyond the Llano (Feb. 20)

Ready your phones and pens: President Trump released his proposed FY 2019 budget. It cuts support for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and other cultural agencies. … Continue reading

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