Humanities New York Readings and Discussion Series: Place and Story: Speaking of Nature

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


Speaking of Nature by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Kimmerer, a Potawatomi Indian and botany professor, discusses finding language that affirms our kinship with the natural world.


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, October 6, 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

Registrants will be sent a link to join prior to the event.

Fall 2020 Series:

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.        Nine Ways to Cross a River: Midstream Reflections on Swimming and Getting There from Here by Akiko Busch

Tuesday, December 1, 6:30-8 p.m.           Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Tuesday, October 06, 2020



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