14th Annual Symposium

wallace stegner portraitWallace Stegner: His Life and Legacy
Friday and Saturday, March 6 to 7, 2009

Wallace Stegner—historian, novelist, essayist, conservationist, and educator—is widely known as the “Dean of Western Writers.” His literary legacy carries on in his major novels and nonfiction works which are as relevant today as when they were written, and in the lives and writings of Stanford University Stegner Fellows, who have built a fine literary tradition of their own. To celebrate the centennial of Stegner’s birth on February 18, 1909, the Wallace Stegner Center’s 14th Annual Symposium, “Wallace Stegner: His Life and Legacy” will bring together a select group of former Stegner fellows, writers, and poets; conservationists; historians; public officials; and others who will explore Stegner’s life and his ongoing influence on the next generations of writers, historians, and conservationists.

Our speakers for the symposium include:

Bruce Babbitt, former United States Secretary of the Interior
Will Bagley, Independent Historian; Wallace Stegner Centennial Fellow, Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah
Wendell Berry, Author
Carl Brandt, Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.
John Daniel, Author
Philip Fradkin, Author
Melody Graulich, Professor, Department of English, Utah State University
Patty Limerick, Faculty Director and Chair of the Board, Center of the American West; Professor of History, University of Colorado at Boulder
Bob Steensma, Professor Emeritus of English, University of Utah
Lynn Stegner, Writer and Lecturer, currently at Stanford University
Page Stegner, Author and Professor Emeritus, University of California, Santa Cruz
Debora Threedy, Playwright; Professor of Law, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Steve Trimble, Author and Wallace Stegner Fellow, Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah
Richard White, Margaret Byrne Professor of American History, Stanford University
Charles Wilkinson, Distinguished University Professor, Moses Lasky Professor of Law, University of Colorado School of Law
Terri Tempest Williams, Author and Conservationist

For additional information on this symposium, please see the attached brochure. You can register online at www.law.utah.edu/registration. For questions or additional information, please call 801-585-3440. Principal funding is provided by the R. Harold Burton Foundation, Chevron, and The Cultural Vision Fund.

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