Humanities New York Readings and Discussion Series: Place and Story: Nine Ways to Cross a River

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

 

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

A luminous, meditative account of nine swims across eight of America’s great rivers that celebrates a river’s power to calm, restore, and connect. 

*Special Guest Visit by the author

This is an excerpt from Akiko Busch's book Nine Ways to Cross a River:

https://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/08/magazine/08swimming-t.html

 

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, November 17, 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 hofculctr@hofstra.edu or visit hofstra.edu/culture

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

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

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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