We are excited to tell you about Red Rock Stories, an online community of writers and artists who are passionate about the landscapes, people, biodiversity, history and culture of Utah’s redrock country.
The just-launched Red Rock Stories multimedia website features stories, photographs, art, video and audio that explore and celebrate the extraordinary values of this treasured landscape.
Red Rock Stories grew out of several gatherings of writers and artists in Utah who were motivated by the confluence of grave threats and unique opportunities now facing the region. The website was conceived as a hub where creative voices of stewardship and caretaking can help inspire the preservation of this precious region.
Check it out! The site is interactive and alive. You are invited not only to revel in the stories and art already posted, but also to become part of the community by submitting your own creative work. Red Rock Stories is also looking for people who would like to help grow the site by volunteering their skills as editors or becoming involved in other ways.
The website also includes a glimpse into Red Rock Testimony: Three Generations of Writers Speak on Behalf of Utah’s Public Lands, a limited edition chapbook that was distributed last week to Obama administration officials and congressional offices. This beautiful art-as-advocacy publication features exquisite essays and poems by 34 American authors, poets and former public officials who span three generations and bridge geography, race and culture. They write passionately for the protection Utah’s public lands, and the Bears Ears region in particular.
We hope you will enjoy—and engage with—Red Rock Stories!