Earth Day Celebration with Ross Gay and Scott Russell Sanders

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 WhichBringing the Shovel DownBe 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. 

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Leavenworth, WA 98826
The Book of Delights: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616207922
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 12th, 2019

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (Pitt Poetry Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822963318
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - January 7th, 2015

The Way of Imagination: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9781640093652
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Published: Counterpoint - August 11th, 2020

Earth Works: Selected Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780253000958
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Published: Indiana University Press - February 1st, 2012

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ISBN: 9780253034748
Published: Indiana University Press - July 11th, 2018