Bestselling author to deliver annual Muskie lecture

Author Bill McKibben, whose books include the bestseller The End of Nature, will present the annual Edmund S. Muskie Environmental Lecture at 7:30 p.m., March 28, in the Muskie Archives.

McKibben’s talk, Hope, Fear and the History of the Next 50 Years: An Environmentalist’s Perspective, is open to the public at no charge.

Formerly a staff writer for The New Yorker, McKibben also is the author of the books Hope, Human and Wild and The Age of Missing Information. He edited or co-authored the volumes Birch Browsings: A John Burroughs Reader and Twenty-Five Bike Tours in the Adirondacks.

His articles have appeared in such magazines as the Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, Esquire and Outside. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1993.

The annual Muskie Lecture at Bates is a tribute to Edmund S. Muskie, a 1936 Bates graduate who in his 22 years in the U.S. Senate sponsored landmark environmental legislation.

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