Our anthology celebrating the Gila Wilderness at 100 is hitting shelves soon, so please join us for these virtual and in-person events

It’s time to celebrate the launch of First & Wildest: The Gila Wilderness at 100, our incredible anthology created in collaboration with Torrey House Press and Elizabeth Hightower Allen. Please join us for any or all of these events!

April 27, 5 pm MDT: Virtual Book Launch—Join WildEarth Guardians, Torrey House Press, Elizabeth Hightower Allen, Senator Martin Heinrich, author Pam Houston, and others for a spirited discussion of what inspired the book, followed by readings and Q&A. Register for the Zoom event here.

April 29, 5 pm MDT: Silver City, NM—In-Person Book Launch at Power & Light Press. Local contributing authors JJ Amaworo Wilson, Martha Cooper, Sharman Apt Russell, and others will offer readings, with opening and closing remarks from local conservationists Allyson Siwik of the Gila Resources Information Project and Donna Stevens of the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance.

May 12, 5 pm MDT: Santa Fe, NM—In-Person Book Launch at Garcia Street Books. Join Guardians’ Greater Gila team staff; contributing authors Pam Houston, Priyanka Kumar, Renata Golden, and poet Eve West Bessier; and Torrey House publisher Kirsten Johanna Allen to chat about what inspired us to make and write for the book. Readings and Q&A to follow.

Future events in Arizona, Las Cruces, and El Paso to come. Stay tuned for details! For more information, contact me at lbarnett@wildearthguardians.org or 970-406-2125.

Can’t wait to see you at these events! ¡Viva the Gila!

P.S. We’ll have books for sale from local bookstores at all the in-person events, or you can pre-order your own copy here. To watch an inspirational film trailer celebrating this book, click here.

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About the Author

Leia Barnett | Greater Gila New Mexico Advocate, WildEarth Guardians

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