If You Go
Date: November 21, 2005
Time: 6:30 PM
Where: Old Main

An Evening with Pam Houston, Laura Pritchett, and Gary Wockner

A new anthology about reintroducing wolves in Colorado and the Southwest was discussed by a panel of three writers, including Pam Houston, on Monday, Nov. 21, at a University of Colorado at Boulder event.

The speakers discussed the book Comeback Wolves: Western Writers Welcome the Wolf Home at 7:00 p.m. in Old Main Chapel. A book signing at 6:30 p.m. preceded the talk. CU-Boulder’s Center of the American West and the CU-Boulder Creative Writing Program cosponsored the event.

Houston, coeditor Gary Wockner, and Laura Pritchett, who has an essay in the book, made up the panel. The book is a collection of 50 poems and essays by different writers offering their views on wolf reintroduction in Colorado and the Southwest.

Houston is widely recognized for her essays on wilderness and has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is the author of two collections of short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat. Her first novel, Sighthound, was published in January.

Wockner coedited Comeback Wolves with Gregory McNamee and SueEllen Campbell. His work has appeared in the magazine OrionThe Denver PostHigh Country News, and other publications. He also is a research associate at Colorado State University’s Natural Resource Ecology Lab.

Pritchett is an author and freelance writer whose work mostly focuses on land-use issues and ranch preservation in the West. Her writing has appeared in the magazines The SunOrion, and 5280, among other places. She is the author of Hell’s Bottom, Colorado, a collection of short stories, and a new novel, Sky Bridge.