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How Does Water Matter in the West? with Heather Hansman

How Does Water Matter in the West? with Heather Hansman In-Person

Heather Hansman is a freelance writer and editor who writes about a range of topics, from butchers to birth control, though most of what she covers happens outside. She is interested in the intersection of science, adventure, and culture and is the environmental columnist for Outside online. She also writes for The Guardian, Sierra, and The New York Times.

Heather's first book, Downriver: Into the Future of Water in the West, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2019. It details her trip down the length of the Green River and the water system in the Western U.S. Her second book, Powder Days: Ski Bums, Ski Towns, and the Future of Chasing Snow, was released in November 2021 and is about the fantasy of living the ski bum dream, and why it's not always as dreamy as it seems. Heather lives in Seattle.

Presented in partnership with the Sun Valley Writers' Conference.

Register below to join us in person--PROOF OF VACCINATION AND A MASK ARE REQUIRED--or click above to join us virtually. This Vimeo event will be available to watch live or later.


Iconoclast Books will be on site selling books and a book signing will follow Heather's presentation.

Part of the 2022 Winter Read. Read more here.

Thursday, March 3, 2022
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Time Zone:
Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)
John A. and Carole O. Moran Lecture Hall
The Community Library
  Lectures & Conversations  
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