Brecksville, Ohio –Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park are teaming up to host author Sean Prentiss at Happy Days Lodge on Friday, April 21.

In 1989, the body of author Edward Abbey was buried somewhere in the western desert in a place where "no one would find it." Hear first-hand about Sean Prentiss's two-year quest to uncover the mysteries of Edward Abbey and the rumors and clues that led him to a three-day trek into a massive American desert to find the burial site of "The Thoreau of the American West."

Aspiring writers can also join Prentiss for a two-hour writing workshop on exploratory research, adventure writing, and memoir on Thursday, April 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Details and registration at

Prentiss’s presentation is part of the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Lyceum Lecture Series. The Lyceum series brings experts on history, adventure, and the natural world to Cuyahoga Valley National Park to share in-depth and engaging stories and discoveries.

This lecture will take place on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $8 for the general public and $3 for children ages 3-12. Buy tickets online at or by calling 330-657-2909, option 4.

Happy Days Lodge is located at 500 West Streetsboro Road (SR 303), 1 mile west of SR 8, Peninsula 44264.

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a nonprofit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about the Conservancy and its membership program, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.orgor call 330-657-2909.