Book Launch by Local Author Zak Podmore on October 3rd
Join Bluff-based author Zak Podmore at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 3 at the Bears Ears Education Center for the launch of his book CONFLUENCE.
Confluence takes us through some of the the most iconic landscapes in the American West — Grand Canyon, Big Bend, the delta of the Colorado River. From the seat of a kayak, Podmore explores contemporary conservation issues through a lively first-person travelogue that’s steeped in questions of environmental ethics. At turns hair-raising and contemplative, Confluence provides a unique perspective on what Western waterways can offer us in the twenty-first century — all while posing questions about our collective responsibility to wilderness rivers and to each other.
Advance praise for Confluence
“Zak Podmore has written a book of promise: a promise that beauty matters; a promise that history lives through us; a promise that the Colorado River teaches us about life and death and the depth of both. But most of all, Confluence is a book that carries an authentic voice forward. I believe in this writer named Zak Podmore because he cares, fiercely.” —Terry Tempest Williams, author of Erosion: Essays of Undoing
“An ambitious, adventurous ride…Zak Podmore has unleashed the kind of storytelling that will inspire the next great wave of ecological activism—and not a moment too soon.” —AMY IRVINE, author of Desert Cabal
“These essays combine an adventurer’s soul with a philosopher’s head. Kudos to Zak Podmore, a fresh new voice from the West.” —PHILIP CONNORS, author of A Song for the River