Thursday, April 22, 2021

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04/22/2021 - 1:00pm
Join two celebrated Earth Writers, Ross Gay and Scott Russell Sanders, for a reading and conversation with Derek Sheffield, Dr. Joan Qazi, and other members of the Sustainability Committee of Wenatchee Valley College. Together, with beautiful writing and the fine art of conversation, they will celebrate the joy of connection and offer a vision of what it means to live sustainably.   "Imagination breaks the shell of the status quo, summoning up objects that do not yet exist, actions that no one has yet performed, and wiser ways of living. It powers art, science, and all forms of human creativity. My new book seeks to show how imagination might guide us through the current social and environmental upheaval, as climate heating, epidemic diseases, divisive politics, and loss of biodiversity alter our place on the planet and our lives together." -- Scott Russell Sanders "Scott Russell Sanders is an honest man in a time of lies, a wise man in a time of foolishness, a healer in a time of wounds, and a beautiful writer in a time of ugly rants. His new book thus offers both solace and inspiration." --Kathleen Dean Moore, author of Great Tide Rising Ross Gay is the author of four books of poetry: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; Be Holding; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His new poem, Be Holding, was released from the University of Pittsburgh Press in September of 2020. His collection of essays, The Book of Delights, was released by Algonquin Books in 2019.  In partnership with Wenatchee Valley College. Register for this free zoom event here.