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Spirited Discussion: Mythical River with Melissa Sevigny

Alexis Knapp

KAWC is pleased to host author and Arizona Science Desk Reporter, Melissa Sevigny for our next Spirited Discussion!  Sevigny will read from her book, Mythical River, and discuss with attendees pertinent issues that it raises.  Mythical River explores the history of the Colorado River Basin, including the science and policies that are integral to the current state of water in the West.   

Melissa L. Sevigny grew up in Tucson, Arizona. Her lyrical nonfiction and poetry explores the intersections of science, politics, and history, with a focus on the American Southwest. She is the author of two nonfiction books: Under Desert Skies, published by the University of Arizona Press, and Mythical River, published by University of Iowa Press and named a “Nature Book of Uncommon Merit” by the John Burroughs Association. She is the science reporter for KNAU Arizona Public Radio in Flagstaff.

When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time: 5:30-7 pm
Where: The Patio Restaurant and Bar at the Hills
1245 W Desert Hills Drive, Yuma, Arizona
Cost: FREE

Appetizers will be available and attendees may also order from The Patio's regular food & beverage menu. No reservations are required and no purchase is necessary.

Sevigny will also have copies of Mythical River available for sale (cash only) and will be available to sign books.

Thanks to The Patio and Chef Alex Trujillo for their support of the KAWC Spirited Discussions series. Thanks also to our Arizona Science Desk partners, KJZZ, Arizona Public Media, and KNAU for participating in our Science Desk event.

Alice Ferris, MBA, CFRE, ACFRE, has served as KAWC's Development Director since January 2006. She has more than thirty years of professional fundraising experience, not including her start as the "human bubble machine" during Lawrence Welk pledge breaks at Wisconsin Public Television in Madison, Wisconsin.
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