Rebecca Solnit on the Speed of Thoughts: Parades, Marches, Strolls Through Places and Ideas

Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Contact: Christine Murphey · · 504-865-2998

Location: Nunemaker Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Monroe Hall

A lecture by award-winning environmental writer and activist Rebecca Solnit, San Franciscan author of 13 books about art, landscape, public and collective life, ecology, politics, hope, meandering, reverie, and memory including 2010’s Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, as well as A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster. Others, include Storming the Gates of Paradise; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities; Wanderlust: A History of Walking; As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender and Art; and River of Shadows, Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (for which she receive a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award). She has worked with climate change, Native American land rights and antinuclear, human rights, antiwar and other issues as an activist and journalist including contributing editor to Harper’s and frequent contributor to She has made her living as an independent writer since 1988.

This event is sponsored by the Environment Program and the English Department.  Other co-sponsors include: The Women Studies Program, Women's Resource Center, Mass Comm, Center for Environmental Comm, LASS and the Campus Sustainability Committee.



  • Biological Sciences
  • English
  • Environment
  • Mass Communication
  • Women's Resource Center
  • Women's Studies