Bluff writer Zak Podmore presents his debut collection of nonfiction essays, Confluence: Navigating the Personal & Political on Rivers of the New West.Zak Podmore sets out to explore exploited Western rivers—and
Bluff writer Zak Podmore presents his debut collection of nonfiction essays, Confluence: Navigating the Personal & Political on Rivers of the New West.
Zak Podmore sets out to explore exploited Western rivers—and some of the most pressing environmental justice issues of our time. After losing his river-running mother to cancer, Podmore disappears into the American West’s iconic canyon country to heal. He kayaks down a rare release of water in the Colorado River Delta, investigates uranium tailings on Ute Mountain Ute lands near the San Juan River, and interrogates the treatment of asylum seekers crossing the Rio Grande. Confluence presents an up-close, personal perspective on our responsibility to rivers and to each other.
Zak Podmore is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in Outside, Sierra, High Country News, and Canoe & Kayak. He lives in Utah where he reports for The Salt Lake Tribune.
This event is presented by Friends of Cedar Mesa and Torrey House Press, and it is supported in part by Utah Humanities and Utah Division of Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and National Endowment for the Arts.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bears Ears Education Center
Torrey House Press