Culture Connect Featured Event
presentsThe Lost Woods of Childhood
Alison Hawthorne Deming, Professor and Director of Creative Writing, University of Arizona
Thursday, April 18, 4 pm
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium
University of Connecticut, Storrs
"The Lost Woods of Childhood," echoes Edwin Way Teale's 1945 book The Lost Woods. What is the role of the naturalist today? Who needs nature? These are the questions Professor Deming will address in her talk that journeys back into her childhood in the woods of Avon, Connecticut, and looks forward into the challenges of an increasingly urban life, climate change, sustainability, and social justice.She is author of four poetry books, most recently Rope (Penguin 2009); and three nonfiction books, including Writing the Sacred Into the Real in Milkweed’s Credo Series, Temporary Homelands, and The Edges of the Civilized World. A new nonfiction book Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit is forthcoming from Milkweed. http://doddcenter.uconn.edu/asc/events/teale/teale.htm - 860.486.4500
The Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series brings leading scholars and scientists to the University of Connecticut to present public lectures on nature and the environment.