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Award-winning author Robert Moor gives Wasden Reading at NWC Sept. 26

Posted September 10, 2018
By NWC News Desk

Award-winning writer and journalist Robert Moor will deliver Northwest College’s annual Wasden Reading Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Yellowstone Building Conference Center.

In his New York Times best-selling debut, “On Trails: An Exploration,” Moor shines a light on the many paths that connect the world and how they guide people through their lives.

“On every scale of life, from microscopic cells to herds of elephants, creatures can be found relying on trails to reduce an overwhelming array of options to a single expeditious route,” Moor writes. “Without trails, we would be lost.”

Before the evening event, area residents are invited to an informal question and answer session with Moor from 4-5 p.m. in the Nelson House, located at 550 College Drive. The session will take place the same day as the Wasden Reading Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Moor’s book, “On Trails: An Exploration,” has been included in the Best of 2016 lists in the Seattle Times, Boston Globe, Amazon, Sierra Club, The Telegraph, National Post, Waterstone’s, The Guardian, Booklist and more.

According to Publishers Weekly, “Moor combines vivid reportage told in supple prose with lucid explorations of science and history in an absorbing account of how travelers shape and are shaped by the land they pass through.”

Throughout his career, he’s written for Harper’s, n+1, The New Yorker, GQ and a variety of other publications. A recipient of the Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Journalism, he has won multiple awards for his nonfiction writing.

Moor currently lives in a cabin in the woods in Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia.

The Wasden Readings, named in honor of late NWC professor Winifred S. Wasden, were launched October 2008.

An icon of the NWC English Department, Wasden served as an instructor at the college for nearly 37 years before retiring in 2001. Among her many contributions, she introduced courses in women’s studies, folklore and the Bible as literature.  

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about this event, contact NWC Instructor of English Heidi Hansen at Heidi.Hansen@nwc.edu or 307-754-6431.

Award-winning author Robert Moor gives Wasden Reading at NWC Sept. 26