Pack Animal Magazine

Nature Writing Book Club

Book Club

Pack Animal is partnering up with the American Alpine Club Library and the West Denver chapter of Trout Unlimited for a monthly nature writing book club!

We’ll meet from 6:00pm-7pm on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the American Alpine Club Library in the American Mountaineering Center, 710 Tenth Street, Suite 15, Golden, CO 80401.

The reading schedule has been set through April of 2020; feel free to read just one or all of the month’s selections. Everyone is welcome. Coffee and tea will be available.


Book Selections

Wednesday, September 25:
Welcome to the Anthropocene by Alice Major
Writing the Sacred into the Real by Alison Hawthorne Deming
Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist by Paul Kingsnorth

Wednesday, October 23:
Run, River, Run; A Naturalist’s Journey down One of the Great Rivers of the American West by Ann Zwinger
The Necessity of Empty Places by Paul Gruchow

Wednesday, November 27:
Rain: Four Walks in English Weather by Melissa Harrison
On Trails: An Exploration by Robert Moor




Wednesday, January 22:
Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature edited by William Cronon

Wednesday, February 26:
Animals Strike Curious Poses by Elena Passarello
Biophilia: The Human Bond with Other Species by Edward O. Wilson

Wednesday, March 25:
Confessions of a Barbarian by Edward Abbey
The Land of Little Rain by Mary Austin

Wednesday, April 22:
A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
Wilderness and the American Mind by Roderick Frazier Nash