Author Archives: Kristin @ Sowell

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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Beyond the Llano (Feb. 6)

The 2018 PEN America Literary Awards finalists have been announced. They include Layli Long Soldier’s Whereas and Robert Leonard Reid’s Because It Is So Beautiful: Unraveling the Mystique of the American West. Library of America interviews Wendell Berry in conjunction … Continue reading

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Beyond the Llano (Jan. 23)

A good place to find books for the 2018 Reading Naturally Challenge: Outside’s Women Writing About the Wild: 25 Essential Authors including Sowell author Gretel Ehrlich. Others appear throughout various Sowell writers’ collections too – Rachel Carson, Ann Zwinger, Alison … Continue reading

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Beyond the Llano (Jan. 9)

New Year. New Resolutions. The Hotchpot Café has created a 2018 Reading Naturally Challenge. The Telegraph, Nature’s Path, and Small Footprint Family all offer suggestions for healthy, green resolutions. Counterpoint Press will publish Sowell author Robert Michael Pyle’s first novel … Continue reading

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Beyond the Llano (Dec. 19)

The New York Times has put together a list of the top climate stories from the last year. Check out 2017: The Year in Climate. Patagonia has filed suit against the Trump Administration for its executive order shrinking Bears Ears … Continue reading

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Beyond the Llano (Dec. 5)

IT’S BACK! Beyond the Llano, our bi-weekly roundup of goings-on in the world – literary, environmental, and otherwise – returns this week with links to help you (read: us) build a winter break reading list. Sowell authors with books out … Continue reading

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Beyond the Llano: Catching up with Clara Bush Vadala (Feb. 7)

Clara Bush Vadala worked with Diane as a student researcher in the Sowell Collection while a student with the Honors College at Texas Tech University. As an Environmental Humanities major, Clara spent many class hours studying the authors and manuscript … Continue reading

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