Books in the Garden: Nature As Refuge and Haven
Second Wednesdays: May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9
noon - 1:30 p.m.
Toni McNaron, Ph.D., award-winning professor emerita of English, University of Minnesota
Join other literature aficionados for thoughtful discourse over a cup of tea or coffee led by Toni McNaron. Many of us look to nature for solace from our world's injustices and sorrows. In this 6-session series, we will examine work by various writers over several centuries to see how successful nature has been in providing this kind of sanctuary.
May 8: As You Like It William Shakespeare
June 12: The Ladies of Llangollen Elizabeth Mavor
July 10: Nature & Grief Theme
"Lycidas" John Milton
"Messenger," “Walking Home From Oak Head," and “Swimming With Otter" Mary Oliver
August 14: Far From the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy
September 11: An Unspoken Hunger Terry Tempest Williams
October 9: Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden Gilbert Wilson
Limit 24, Oswald Visitor Center - Teaching Classroom
$100 member/$139 non-member, includes Arboretum admission