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Bedrock Lectures: David James Duncan

Heart of the Monster

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 10:00 AM

In the months leading up to the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change, Spring Creek Project presents the Bedrock Lectures on Human Rights and Climate Change.

This online series features leading scientists, attorneys, writers, community leaders, activists, and artists. Together, the lectures create a chorus of voices and ideas that will invite audiences to imagine how we can build communities and lives in a world where environmental crises quickly become human rights crises.

We will release a new Bedrock Lecture every Wednesday from January 31 to May 30, 2018. The lectures are free and publically available on our website and social media channels. We also encourage you to come to the in-person screening of the lectures at noon each Wednesday in Bexell Hall 412. Each lecture will be about 20 minutes, and we invite you to watch them from your desk, with a group of friends, or at a community gathering.


David James Duncan, author of The River Why, will share his lecture, "Heart of the Monster," on May 9, 2018. 

David James Duncan is the author of the novels The River Why and The Brothers K, the story/memoir/essay collections River Teeth, My Story as Told by Water and God Laughs & Plays, and two fast response activist books, Citizen’s Dissent (with Wendell Berry) and The Heart of the Monster (with Rick Bass). His work has won three Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Awards, the Western States Book Award, a Lannan Fellowship, the American Library Association’s 2003 Award for the Preservation of Intellectual Freedom, and has appeared in more than forty anthologies including Best American Sports Writing, Best American Essays (twice), and Best American Spiritual Writing (five times). He is currently finishing up a novel, Sun House, that fuses his love for acoustic folk and blues music and the mountains, river valleys, wild creatures and open-hearted people of the American West. The closed-hearted are on their own.

Bexell Hall (campus map)
Emily Grubby
grubbye at oregonstate.edu
Environmental Arts & Humanitie