Book Club/Class: The Invention of Nature
- $ 160.00 $ 160.00
August 29 - October 3
Wednesdays 10am – noon
Members: $135 (Login)
In October, MBG will be fortunate enough to welcome Andrea Wulf to the Gardens for a presentation on her latest award winning book, The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World. Explore the book before her visit in this 6-week class taught by Gail Gehlken and Poet Laureate of Alabama Emerita, Sue B. Walker. Class fee includes a paperback copy of the book.
This class is part of our WIN Series: Writers In Nature
Register for Andrea Wulf's Presentation!
About our Instructors:
Sue Walker is Professor Emerita at the University of South Alabama where she served as Department Chair and the Stokes Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing during a tenure of 35 years, She was Poet Laureate of Alabama from 2003-2012, and is the publisher / editor of Negative Capability Press. She has 10 published books of poetry, as well as numerous critical articles and essays and anthologies. Currently, she serves on the Board of Blakeley State Park, the Alabama Writers Conclave, and has been President of the Alabama State Poetry Society as well as The Conclave. She received her PH.D, MA. and M.A.T. from Tulane University and her B.S. from the University of Alabama. She is the author of the Mellen award-wining- The Edological Poetics of James Dickey: A Study in how landscape shapes the Being of Man (Mellen Press) and In The Realm of Rivers; Alabama’s Mobile-Tensaw Delta (New South Books). Her latest book (2017) is from Clemson University Press.
Gail Gehlken is a poet and a teacher of English language and literature. She received a B.S. in English Education from University of West Alabama and an M.A. in English from the University of South Alabama. In post graduate work, she studied poetry and creative nonfiction with Sue Walker. In addition, she has studied poetry under Marge Piercy. She has published two chapbooks, Standing Stones (2011) and A Good Season (2017). Her most recent publications appear in Birmingham Arts Journal and the Botanical Artist: Journal of American Society of Botanical Artists.
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