Writers’ Wednesday 6/13/18

Writers’ Wednesday
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
5:00 – 5:30 pm – Book Signing, Wine and Cheese reception
5:30 – 6:30 pm – Lecture
6:30 – 7:00 pm – Tree Walking Tour (Rod’s Tree Tour) around NHS, Benson Garden and Cherry Blossom Garden

Please join us for an evening with guest authors James W. Hulse, Cheryll Glotfelty and Rod Haulenbeek who will discuss their book titled, Visitor’s Guide to the University of Nevada, Reno Arboretum.

A Nevada State Arboretum, the University of Nevada, Reno campus is home to more than 3,000 trees representing more than 200 species and varieties. This attractive guidebook introduces readers to the university’s beautiful campus and its botanical treasures. Richly illustrated with both contemporary color and archival photos, this book captures the charm of the campus in all four seasons and shows how the grounds of the university have evolved over the years. Featuring 19 distinct tours around campus, a comprehensive map, and family-friendly interactive “tree hunts,” this guide showcases the campus’ ecological diversity and interesting tree species and will appeal to first-time visitors as well as longtime residents.

An added bonus is the mini walking tour around NHS after the lecture.

Did you know that the University of Nevada, Reno was designated a state arboretum by the 1985 Nevada Legislature. The campus is a living collection of plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, ornamentals and native flora-with many designated areas on campus open to the public for enjoyment and educational pursuits. The wide variety of trees on campus represents over 60 genera and about 200 species, many with several cultivars present. Thirty-six stately elms line the Main Quad, located just north of Morrill Hall, the oldest building on campus.

Featured areas of interest include the Cherry Blossom Garden, the Benson Gardens, the Main Quad, Albert E. Hilliard Foliage Quad, Jimmie’s Garden, the Fleischmann Agriculture Quad, the Merriam A. Brown Rose Garden, the Hettich Garden, and Manzanita Lake.

The Writers’ Wednesday Lecture Series, held the second Wednesday of each month, features a different author who takes part in a book signing, a presentation and a question-and-answer session with the audience. A wine and cheese reception precedes the lecture.

The intent of the program is to highlight writers who specifically focus on Nevada, the Great Basin, or the West in general. The authors talk about the content of their books but also share details about the creative process.