Here are some upcoming author events in Albuquerque:
Environmental activists Edward Abbey and Wallace Stegner are at the heart of nature writer David Gessner’s new book “All the Wild That Remains.”
Abbey is the author of “The Monkey Wrench Gang,” which promoted guerrilla tactics to protect the environment. By contrast, Stegner worked through the system to preserve and protect important sites. Gessner will discuss his book at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 3 at Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW.
He traveled through the West to find out what is shaping the region’s changing environment. In one chapter of the book Gessner writes about flying over New Mexico and seing what he thought was a cloud. “What it was in fact was smoke that seemed to cover the whole state, smoke from the massive million-acre fire in the Gila National Forest. A fire of that size, which would have seen records just a decade before, is now commonplace, fueled by drought, and the dense fuel loads resulting from fire suppression.”
Gesture teaches at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.
Dr. Dora L. Wang and Shannan L. Carter will sign copies of a book that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, May 7 in the Domenici West lobby. The book is titled “The Daily Practice of Compassion – A History of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Its People, and Its Mission, 1964-2014.” The Domenici West lobby, is on the UNM Health Sciences Center campus.
Albuquerque author Mark Fleisher reads from and signs his poetry book “Moments of Time” from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 16 at Title Wave Books, 2318 Wisconsin NE.
Travel writer and Albuquerque native Ashley M. Biggers will discuss and sign her book “100 Things To Do in Albuquerque Before You Die” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21 at Page One Bookstore, 5850 Eubank NE, in the Mountain Run Center.