Gretel Ehrlich in conversation with Christopher Merrill

March 1, 2021 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Virtual - Zoom

Please join us for a reading to celebrate the release of Unsolaced: Along the Way to All That Is with author Gretel Ehrlich, in conversation with poet and International Writing Prigram director, Christopher Merrill.

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A starred Kirkus Review calls the book "An intimate, engaging memoir . . . In lush, evocative prose, Ehrlich details some breathtakingly perilous journeys . . . A vigorous plea for responsible environmental stewardship and a treat for all fans of nature writing." Publishers Weekly says, "Ehrlich's memories, rendered in rich, lyrical language, make for a moving ode to a changing planet."

Gretel Ehrlich is the author of Facing the Wave, The Future of Ice, Heart Mountain, The Solace of Open Spaces, This Cold Heaven, and Unsolaced, among other works of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Ehrlich studied at Bennington College and UCLA film school. She divides her time between Montana and Hawaii.

She will be joined in conversation by Christopher Merrill, who has published six collections of poetry, most recently Boat and Necessities; many edited volumes and translations; and six books of nonfiction, including Only the Nails Remain: Scenes from the Balkan Wars and Self-Portrait with Dogwood. As director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa since 2000, Merrill has conducted cultural diplomacy missions to more than fifty countries.