Evening for the Planet – A Dangerous New World: Maine Voices on the Climate Crisis

calendar icon September 22, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Blue Hill Public Library and Blue Hill Books will cosponsor an author event with editor Kathleen Sullivan and contriubuting writer and musician Leonore Hildebrandt, with other area poets, writers, artists, and musicians, on Wednesday, September 22nd at 4:00pm to speak on the anthology A Dangerous New World: Maine Voices on the Climate Crisis.

A Dangerous New World: Maine Voices on the Climate Crisis is an anthology of work by 65 writers and 27 artists who responded to a call for essays, poetry and art work about the effects of climate change – on their lives, their communities, their families, and their futures. The resulting collection is a many-layered and complex mosaic of voices and visions, of thoughtful appraisals, careful observations, emotional responses, and scientific analyses. We see changes along the coast through the eyes of lobstermen and clammers, changes in the woods through the eyes of forest walkers and birders, images of natural beauty and its devastation through the work of poets, painters, photographers, installation artists, and sculptors. Throughout the book, these writers and artists share their deep sense of the danger that lies ahead, and their understanding of what can and must be done to prevent greater disasters to our land, our waters, our air, our forests, and our animals.

This event is free and open to the public and will be held in on the library lawn, with an alternate weather location of the Howard Room. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs if you have them.  For more information, please contact Kayleigh at kayleigh.thomas@bhpl.net.

Location: Outdoors
Event Type: Author Event
Registration: No
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