Event Title

Crime Against Nature: Writing an Environmental Crime Novel

Location

Western Libraries, Special Collections

Start Date

19-11-2015 4:00 PM

End Date

19-11-2015 5:00 PM

Streaming Media

Description

What do New Jersey mobsters have to do with climate change?

Western Washington University Environmental Science Librarian Rob Lopresti explored this question when he presented “Crime Against Nature: Writing an Environmental Crime Novel,” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19 in Special Collections at Wilson Library.

Lopresti is an award-winning author of more than 50 mystery short stories. In his latest comic crime novel, “Greenfellas,” he combines his interest in the environment with his mystery-writing skills to create a story about a mobster who decides to save the environment for his granddaughter. At the event, Lopresti will read from Greenfellas and explain the what his process was for writing the book.

Poster

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Event poster by Simon Bakke

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This resource is provided for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. For more information about rights or obtaining copies of this resource, please contact Special Collections, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries.

Language

English

Format

video/mp4

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Climatic changes; Creative writing

Subjects - Names (LCNAF)

Robert Lopresti

Geographic Coverage

Bellingham (Wash.)

Genre/Form

Video recordings; Lectures; Internet videos

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Nov 19th, 4:00 PM Nov 19th, 5:00 PM

Crime Against Nature: Writing an Environmental Crime Novel

Western Libraries, Special Collections

What do New Jersey mobsters have to do with climate change?

Western Washington University Environmental Science Librarian Rob Lopresti explored this question when he presented “Crime Against Nature: Writing an Environmental Crime Novel,” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19 in Special Collections at Wilson Library.

Lopresti is an award-winning author of more than 50 mystery short stories. In his latest comic crime novel, “Greenfellas,” he combines his interest in the environment with his mystery-writing skills to create a story about a mobster who decides to save the environment for his granddaughter. At the event, Lopresti will read from Greenfellas and explain the what his process was for writing the book.