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Books in the Garden: Nature As Refuge and Haven
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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