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Noted Author Gives Virtual Public Presentation on the Gila River

Gregory McNamee to speak to AWC Honors Class, public welcome

Yuma, AZ (April 8, 2021) – On Tuesday, April 13, noted nature author Gregory McNamee will give a live presentation in a virtual Zoom format, titled “Gila: River of History.” The event, co-hosted by the Arizona Western College Honors Program and AZ Speaks, a program of Arizona Humanities, will take place from 1:30-3:00 p.m. It is free and open to all members of the public who register on the web using the AZ Humanities events calendar ( and who then join the Zoom session using the link provided.

Gregory McNamee is a writer, journalist, editor, photographer, and publisher.  He is the author or title-page editor of 40 books and more than 7,000 periodical publications including articles, essays, reviews, interviews, editorials, poems, and short stories.  He is an expert on various topics related to Arizona and the Desert Southwest, including water use, archaeology, native animals, and food.

The prominent Native-American writer N. Scott Momaday says of McNamee that he is “an engaging writer” who “sees far into the landscape and becomes one with it in his spirit.”

Dr. Michael Miller
Professor of English
Arizona Western College
(928) 344-7795

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