Humanities New York Readings and Discussion Series: Place and Story: Angle of Repose

Join in a series of readings and discussion as together we’ll explore the ways in which humans and the natural world co-exist within the context of American environmental myths past and present. Through a combination of fiction and memoir, we’ll consider the ways our relationship to landscape transcends borders, politics, race, and socio-economics--and the ways in which it brings inequities into sharp relief.

FacilitatorKelly McMasters, Assistant Professor of English + Director of Publishing Studies, Hofstra University


Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

According to naturalist Rick Bass, this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “considers the balance between uplift and erosion, between mountain and plains, between the frenzy of ambition and the contentment of rest.”


Presented by Hofstra Cultural Center and the Department of English

Sponsored by a Humanities New York Vision/Action Grant.


This event is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020           

Time: 6:30-8 p.m.  

Location: Virtual Event

Advance registration required.  Please register by using the RSVP for this Event link.

or email the Hofstra Cultural Center at or visit

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Fall 2020 Series:

Tuesday, October 6, 6:30-8 p.m.               Speaking of Nature by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Tuesday, October 13, 6:30-8 p.m.             A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid

Tuesday, October 27, 6:30-8 p.m.             The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew Lanham

Tuesday, November 10, 6:30-8 p.m.        Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains by Kerri Arsenault

Tuesday, November 17, 6:30-8 p.m.        Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Tuesday, December 01, 2020



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