Giving Voice to Nature: with Richard Powers, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and William (Ned) Friedman The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Weld Hill Building
1300 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131
United States

Member-only event. Sold out. Registration for the simulcast is available. 


Richard Powers, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and Arnold Arboretum Director William “Ned” Friedman will join voices in this guided conversation about trees. Melding readings with discussion; drawing on mystery, lore, and science; they will convey the challenges and rewards of trying to represent non-humans—speaking both for and as the trees. Register early for this animated and enriching convergence of arboreal thinkers.

Richard Powers is the author of twelve novels, most recently The Overstory. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and the National Book Award, and he has been a Pulitzer Prize and four-time National Book Critics Circle Award finalist.

Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants, which has earned Kimmerer wide acclaim, and Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, which was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing.

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