Texas Tech University

FORESTS SPEAKERS SERIES with Christopher Merrill


Self-Portrait with Dogwood: A Conversation with Christopher Merrill
March 4, 2021, 7:30 PM

To view this talk, click here: DOGWOOD

The intersection of natural and personal history fascinates Christopher Merrill, who will read from his book, Self-Portrait with Dogwood. As director of the University of Iowa's International Writing Program, Merrill has undertaken cultural diplomacy missions to more than fifty countries, which helped to shape this unusual book. Self-Portrait with Dogwood, Pam Houston observes, "makes a case for a new kind of memoir in which the self—rather than being spotlighted—is but one slender thread in an intricate weave that reaches across species, centuries, and time zones."

For more information about Mr. Merrill, please visit: Christopher Merrill