The speaker for the 2008 Southwest Writer's Conference is Miriam Horn. Mrs. Horn has co-authored the best-selling nonfiction book, EARTH: THE SEQUEL, which highlights the latest technologies involved in alternative energy, how those alternative energy companies are lucrative in a faltering economy based on fossil fuels. This book offers solutions and demonstrates how lucrative, efficient and safe they are in this time when global warming and climate change are important concerns. Maria’s Bookshop will be on hand selling copies of the book.
Miriam Horn is presently on staff at Environmental Defense Fund. She has written for numerous newspapers and magazines, including Vanity Fair, The New York Times and The New Republic. She was also a senior editor at U.S. News and World Report, where she was a finalist for a National Magazine Award. The author of Rebels in White Gloves; Coming of Age with Hillary’s Class – Wellesley ‘69 (Times Books, 1999), Horn lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. She is a graduate of Harvard University, and studied environmental science at Columbia University.
This Conference is open to the General Public; tickets are $5, available for sale at the box office or the downtown kiosk. Full time students with a current ID will get in free, but must be ticketed. Students, please visit the downtown Ticket Office with your current ID to pick up your complimentary tickets. The lecture begins at 7:00 pm, closing with a Q & A session - ending at 9:00 pm. (booksense)