“Bargaining for Eden” Author to Speak at WSU

OGDEN, Utah – Author, photographer and environmentalist Stephen Trimble will read excerpts from his award-winning book, “Bargaining for Eden,” as part of a presentation at Weber State University on Sept. 17.

The event, which is free to the public, will be held at noon in the Lindquist Lecture Hall of the Kimball Visual Arts Center on WSU’s Ogden campus.

“Bargaining for Eden” explores the tension between community and development in what the author terms “the Middle-Aged West.” The book chronicles the steps Snowbasin Ski Resort took in order to be one of the skiing venues for the 2002 Olympics, and explores the challenges in finding common ground as open space shrinks in 21st-century America. In his talk, Trimble tells thought-provoking stories, shows slides and reads excerpts from his book, with the goal of generating conversation.

Trimble, who grew up in the West and lives in Salt Lake City, has been a freelance writer and photographer since 1981. He will spend the 2008-09 academic year as a Wallace Stegner Fellow at the University of Utah’s Tanner Humanities Center.

The event is sponsored by the WSU Faculty Senate Environmental Issues Committee, and WSU’s College of Arts & Humanities, Goddard School of Business & Economics, College of Science, College of Applied Science & Technology, and the WSU Office of Student Affairs.

Visit stephentrimble.net for more information about the author and “Bargaining for Eden.”

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Hal Crimmel, WSU Faculty Senate Environmental Issues committee
801-626-8044 · hcrimmel@weber.edu
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
801-626-7212 • jkowalewski@weber.edu