Hiram College

Hiram College will host National Book Award-winning author Barry Lopez for a lecture entitled “The Storyteller’s Obligation,” on Monday evening, February 25.

The Hiram College Center for the Study of Ethics and Values, along with the Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature, will host National Book Award-winning author Barry Lopez for this year’s Ethics Symposium. The convocation will be held at the Coleman Center on February 25 at 8:00 p.m., followed by a book signing.

Lopez is best known for Arctic Dreams and other non-fiction books including About This Life and Of Wolves and Men. His recent works include Resistance, Lopez’s eloquent response to the recent ideological changes in American society. Lopez was once a landscape photographer and his works examine the relationship between human culture and physical landscape.

The San Francisco Chronicle heralds Lopez as “arguably the nation’s premier nature writer.” The New York Times Book Review says, “Mr. Lopez’s tone is intimate, inviting, as if his words shared the air with the snap and his of a campfire.”

Lopez will deliver the lecture for the Ethics Symposium at Hiram College. His title is “The Storyteller’s Obligation.” Lopez describes the lecture as, “exploring the ethical relationship between the writer (storyteller) and the reader (listener) and giving that some historical perspective.” Storytelling is the theme for Hiram’s first-year curriculum this year.

Other events for this year’s Ethics Symposium include Stories of Entrepreneurship presented by Jo Ann Barefoot, Chair of the Hiram College Board of Trustees. Her remarks will be held in the Kennedy Center Ballroom at 4:15 p.m. on February 25. On February 26 at 11:30 a.m. in the Kennedy Center Ballroom, theatre professor Betsy Bauman and sociology professor Kim King will discuss stories portrayed in quilts.

All events are free and open to the public.