We love him because he was a nature lover and a creative writor; see, he just reached out from beyond the grave and gave us poetic license to mis-spell "writer." Thank you Wallace Stegner! "We need wilderness preserved - as much of it as is still left, and as many kinds - because it was the challenge against which our character as a people was formed," he wrote, and that's weird enough for our taste. At the Wallace Stegner Centennial, Philip Fradkin, author of Wallace Stegner and the American West, UCSC literature professor Page Stegner, and Stanford professor emerita Nancy Packer hold forth on the life of this interesting advocado.
Wed., Feb. 18, 6 p.m., 2009