Writer discusses storytelling and the meaning of life

National Book Award winner Barry Lopez will discuss the relationship between humanity and nature at 7:30 p.m., at Ashland High School's Mountain Avenue Theatre, 201 S. Mountain Ave.

Lopez is author of nine works of fiction and six of nonfiction, including “Arctic Dreams,” “Of Wolves and Men,” “Resistance” and “Crow and Weasel.” Although often classified as a "nature writer," he considers himself a storyteller simply striving to organize and give meaning to human experience.

The lecture is sponsored by Chautauqua Poets and Writers, Oregon Humanities, Jackson County Cultural Coalition, Friends of Ashland Library and the Oregon Writing Project at Southern Oregon University.

Tickets cost $25 reserved, $20 general, $12 for students, and can be purchased online at www.chautauquawriters.org or at Bloomsbury Books and Bookwagon in Ashland. Call 541-621-1709 for information.

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