Category Archives: Gretel Ehrlich

Beyond the Llano: Catching Up with Bonnie Hanson Cordell

Bonnie Hanson Cordell assisted Diane for two years with cataloging in the Sowell Collection as a student in the English and German programs at Texas Tech University, working on the collections of Gretel Ehrlich, David James Duncan, and Susan Brind … Continue reading

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Among Giants: Interning at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

I am lucky enough to be one of the first Texas Tech University undergraduate students to present an essay at the Sowell Collection Conference.  Presenting at the conference entailed researching, editing multiple drafts, and practicing the essay over and over.  … Continue reading

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Robert Michael Pyle’s Writings from Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

During the Sowell Collection Conference held in April 2013, our book signing events brought us all some unexpected joy and gratitude.  When Robert Michael Pyle prepared to come to Lubbock as a featured speaker for the Conference, he packed his … Continue reading

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Gretel Ehrlich and the Sowell Collection Conference

The Sowell Conference offers student nature writers the unique opportunity to interact and discuss their work with world-renowned environmental writers. It is a rare opportunity when an amateur in any craft has the chance to share their work with the … Continue reading

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Preliminaries

The preliminary schedule for this month’s Conference on the Sowell Collection is now live. Click the link to find out more about our distinguished guest writers, scholars, and students, what they’ll be presenting, and when it’s all going to take … Continue reading

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Passionate Visions, Visionary Passions

In an interview with The New York Times from 19 April 1992, novelist Cormac McCarthy freely admits that “The ugly fact is books are made out of books.” To recognize this truth claim in the words of a contemporary literary … Continue reading

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More letters and a moment of serendipity

As I read the tiny black letters spelling out “Correspondence – Annie Dillard” on TARO, an electronic database that exhaustively lists the contents of all the writers’ boxes, my leisurely skimming turned into surprise and a hast request for a … Continue reading

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