Utah Humanities Book Festival

Friday, Oct 21, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

Rochester Rock Art Panel
Emery, UT 84522

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The 2022 Utah Humanities Book Festival: Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary!

Our 2022 Utah Humanities Book Festival marks 25 years of improving Utah communities through reading, literature, and conversations with authors and each other. We look forward to celebrating with you! During September and October, this year’s book festival is featuring both virtual and in-person events. In addition, we are leaping off of the page and into the outdoors. Find us in the streets of Salt Lake County following Xristy as she uncovers the LGBTQ+ history of Utah. Find us celebrating nature with our Humanities in the Wild series, which will take you to breathtaking landscapes around our state. From controversial books to your favorite bedtime story, the 25th anniversary festival will include dozens of events all over the state and online.

Events begin in September and continue through October.


6:00pm:  Jonathan T. Bailey - Emery
Book Title: San Rafael Swell

Humanities in the Wild is an exploratory outdoor experience that empowers participants to step into the landscapes that inspired some of the American West’s greatest literature. Join us at the Stokes Nature Center for a short trek led by Jonathan T. Bailey, author of When I was Red Clay. Bring water and sturdy shoes.

ASL interpretation will be provided. If you need any accommodations, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/DRTWxH7Mk9Qumrta8

nathan T. Bailey is a photographer and conservationist who specializes in rock art. His work has contributed to the preservation of areas like the Bears Ears National Monument, Grand StaircaseEscalante National Monument, the Uintah Basin, and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Since 2013, he has partnered with the Utah Rock Art Research Association to record and protect Emery County’s fragile archaeological resources. He is most recently the author of When I Was Red Clay (Torrey House Press - August 2022), The Greater San Rafael Swell (University of Arizona Press - Spring 2022), and Rock Art: A Vision of a Vanishing Cultural Landscape (November 2019). His work has appeared in numerous places such as Landscape Photography Magazine, NBC News, Arizona Highways, and High Country News. Originally from Emery County, Utah, he now lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his partner, Aaron.

This event is made possible with support from Utah Humanities and Torrey House Press.

Genre: Non-fiction

Location: Rochester Rock Art Panel- Emery , UT 84522

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