In conversation with Jason Mark
The Center for the Arts presents
Thursday, September 22, 2016 7:30pm
$20 Member, $22 General Public, $12 Student
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee. Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)
Jordan Fisher Smith, author of the national bestseller Nature Noir, will read from and discuss his new book about the fatal bear attack on Harry Walker and the struggle to understand and properly manage nature in national parks. The second half of the program will feature a conversation between Jordan, Jason Mark, Executive Editor of Sierra, the Sierra Club’s national magazine, and the audience. Books will be on sale and Jordan and Jason would be happy to sign them and talk with the audience after the show.
“Intensely reported, rousingly readable, and ambitiously envisioned…A thrilling read.” The Wall Street Journal, on Engineering Eden
“He writes about the natural world with more grace than anyone since Edward Abbey.” Newsweek, on Nature Noir
Jordan Fisher Smith worked as a park ranger in California, Wyoming, Idaho, and Alaska. He is the author of the national bestseller Nature Noir, and Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight Over Controlling Nature, published this June by Penguin-Random House. His magazine work has appeared in TIME.com, the Daily Beast, Men’s Journal, and Discover. He is a cast member and narrator of the documentary film about Lyme disease “Under Our Skin,” which made the 2010 Oscar shortlist for Best Documentary Feature.
Jason Mark is an author, urban farmer, and executive editor of Sierra, the national magazine of the Sierra Club. He writes about the environment, sustainable agriculture, and food. His 2015 nonfiction book Satellites in the High Country, was widely hailed for its searching investigation of the meaning of and importance of wilderness. “This book is a conversation with sanity,” said author Terry Tempest Williams.