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Books in the Garden: Nature As Refuge and Haven

125-04-10-19
Second Wednesdays: April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11
noon - 1:30 p.m.

Toni McNaron, Ph.D., award-winning professor emerita of English, University of Minnesota

Join other literature aficionados for thoughtful discourse over a cup of tea or coffee led by Toni McNaron. Many of us look to nature for solace from our world's injustices and sorrows. In this 6-session series, we will examine work by various writers over several centuries to see how successful nature has been in providing this kind of sanctuary.

  • April 10: As You Like It William Shakespeare
  • May 8: The Ladies of Llangollen Elizabeth Mavor
  • June 12: (Nature & Grief Theme)
    • "Lycidas" John Milton
    • "Messenger" Mary Oliver
    • "Walking Home From Oak Head" Mary Oliver
    • "Swimming With Otter" Mary Oliver
  • July 10: Far From the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy
  • August 14: An Unspoken Hunger Terry Tempest Williams
  • September 11: Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden Gilbert Wilson

Limit 24, Oswald Visitor Center - Teaching Classroom
NOTE: April 10th session will take place in the Snyder Building - Tea Room

$100 member/$139 non-member, includes Arboretum admission


 

 


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