Tucson Festival of Books Announces "Listening to Raven" Wins Literary Award for Non-Fiction
Tucson, AZ, February 25, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Santa Fe, NM artist and writer Beth Surdut takes wing with her Listening to Raven series of drawings and stories to accept the 2013 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Award for Non-fiction. During the weekend festival March 9-10, Ms. Surdut will headline a panel moderated by Roy Peter Clark from the Poynter Institute for Media Studies.
During the past three years, Listening to Raven-- listeningtoraven.com--has flown across the big screen in the film Invitation to the Muse and the digitally looped Art Billboard Project in Albany, New York where Walks Like a Man roosted at the New York State Museum in the Focus on Nature exhibition of work by international scientific illustrators. Walks Like a Man also strutted in Orion magazine along with Ms. Surdut’s essay on the wildfires that roared through New Mexico, destroying raven’s habitat.
Chosen by bird guide author and juror David Allen Sibley, The Ravens of Truth and Memory flew to Lowell, Massachusetts to hang in the For the Birds show at Brush Gallery.
The entire flock roosted at the Randall Davey Audubon Center Gallery for a month of viewing and story-catching, later landing at the Commissioner’s Gallery at the New Mexico State Land Office.
In the Encyclopedia of Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico by Mark Cross, the listing for Raven is illustrated with Surdut’s The Reason Why and illuminated by her explanation of Raven calling the artist and writer to New Mexico to draw and collect first person stories of interactions with this iconic spirit guide