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Conversation on the Edge: Wildness, Reconciliation, and Love of the World
Join us for a conversation with J. Drew Lanham, an ornithologist, wildlife ecology professor at Clemson University, and author (The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair With Nature, “9 Rules for the Black Birdwatcher,” and more) and NHI Executive Director, Tom Fleischner.

Co-sponsors: Milkweed Editions, Peregrine Book Company

Aug 20, 2020 05:00 PM in Arizona

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J. Drew Lanham
Author @Milkweed Editions
A native of Edgefield, South Carolina, J. Drew Lanham is the author of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, which received the Reed Award from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the Southern Book Prize, and was a finalist for the John Burroughs Medal. He is a birder, naturalist, and hunter-conservationist who has published essays and poetry in publications including Orion, Audubon, Flycatcher, and Wilderness, and in several anthologies, including The Colors of Nature, State of the Heart, Bartram’s Living Legacy, and Carolina Writers at Home. An Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Master Teacher at Clemson University, he and his family live in the Upstate of South Carolina, a soaring hawk’s downhill glide from the southern Appalachian escarpment that the Cherokee once called the Blue Wall. (Bio courtesy of Milkweed Editions)
Tom Fleischner
Executive Director @Natural History Institute
Tom Fleischner is the Executive Director of the Natural History Institute, Faculty Emeritus at Prescott College, and a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. He is the editor of Nature, Love, Medicine: Essays On Wildness and Wellness and The Way of Natural History, and author of two other books and numerous articles.