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Conference on the Sowell Collection
October 10-12, 2019
Stephen Graham Jones and Barry Lopez

2019 Program
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Conference on the Sowell Collection

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library of Texas Tech University is once again celebrating the Sowell Collection.  All events are free and open to the public.  Panel and paper proposals accepted until Sept. 15, 2019

Created through the generous support of former Texas Tech University Regent James Sowell, the Sowell Collection contains the personal papers of some of the most prominent writers on the natural world.  Writers of the Sowell Collection include Rick Bass, Lisa Couturier, Max Crawford, David James Duncan, Gretel Ehrlich, Paul Hawken, Clyde Jones, William Kittredge, John Lane, Barry Lopez, Walter McDonald, Bill McKibben, Susan Brind Morrow, Gary Paul Nabhan, Doug Peacock, Robert Michael Pyle, David Quammen, Marc Reisner, Pattiann Rogers, Sandra Scofield, Annick Smith, and Ro Wauer.  Newly added collections include those of writers Stephen Graham Jones, Michael Koepf, Howard Norman, and J. Drew Lanham, as well as additional papers from Barry Lopez and Rick Bass.

Sponsored by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Overton Hotel and at Staybridge Suites. Mention the Sowell Conference when you register.

Overton Hotel and Conference Center
2322 Mac Davis Lane
Standard rooms, $139.00 Has airport shuttle service.
On-line registration: Overton Hotel
Deadline for reservations: Sept. 25, 2019

Staybridge Suites
2515 19th St.
Studio suite, $96.00
Deadline for reservations: Sept. 25, 2019

There is no registration fee required for presenters or members of our audiences.  We ask only that you make a donation to our new Sowell Collection Endowment fund.  (Donate here.)

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Diane Warner (