Category Archives: Human History

Author Wynne Summers Offers Lecture and Workshop in Zion

Z-Arts! sponsors two great writing events next weekend with author Wynne Summers. Here are the event announdments; find more details on the Z-Arts! website. “Willa Cather” Film and Discussion with author Wynne Summers 7 PM, June 10, 2011 Canyon Community Center, Springdale, UT Free! Featuring a discussion of Willa Cather and her place as a Nebraska regionalist and artist.  The evening begins with a short clip from the film “Willa Cather: The Road is All” followed by a discussion of two short stories: “Neighbor Rosicky” and “Paul’s Case.”  This review is meant to explore the life of Cather and the scope of her works from her early university career in 1890 until her death in 1947. Non-Fiction Writing Workshop With Wynne Summers 9 AM – 4 PM, June 11, 2011 Canyon Community Center, Springdale, UT Cost: $10 Z-Arts! Members / $15 Non-members Summers presents a review of three sub-genres of what is called the “Fourth Genre.”  Writing creative nonfiction has become increasingly popular because this genre invites readers to share their stories from a “true” perspective such as Memoir, Portrait and Essay of Place. However, elements of “writing true” contain constraints or ethics.  What does it mean to write fully … Continue reading

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Local Artists Offer Southern Paiute Lecture Next Wednesday

If you can make it to Springdale next week Wednesday, join the crowd in attending a free lecture and book signing by Rockville writer Logan Hebner and Springdale photographer Michael Plyler. Hebner and Plyler are both skilled artists AND engaging speakers, making their presentations consistently enjoyable. These gentlemen have undertaken some great work in recording oral histories from Southern Paiute elders, pairing these stories with authentic portraits of the storytellers. Fortunately, they have finally committed their endeavors to a printed book; I look forward to turning the pages of a copy. Here is the news release from Z-Arts!: Join us for an evening with local author, Logan Hebner and local photographer, Michael Plyler for a discussion of their highly anticipated book, Southern Paiute: A Portrait, compiled from the Southern Paiute Oral History project.  A book signing will follow the presentation. “In this carefully-wrought book, thirty unforgettable Southern Paiute people speak to us.  Logan Hebner is our guide, our Studs Terkel – unfailingly generous and warm.  Hebner asks: ‘Why, in all this time, has nobody simply asked the Southern Paiute for their stories?”  Hebner did just that, and in doing so, he was able to record stories that exist nowhere else … Continue reading

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