Reconciling Love and Fear in an Age of Climate Disruption
Join author (and former Northland prof) Paul Bogard as he talks about his newest book project Letters from a Disappearing World. Inspired by the news that he would become a father for the first time, this new book asks the question that so many of us are asking: how do we reconcile our love for the natural world with our fear/anxiety/sadness (and other emotions) about how climate change is impacting–and predicted to impact–this world? Paul will describe the journey from his first book The End of Night to his second, The Ground Beneath Us, to why Letters from a Disappearing World must be his next.
A native Minnesotan, Paul is now an associate professor of English at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he teaches creative writing and environmental literature.
This event is sponsored by the William Van Evera Lectureship Fund and the Humanities Department.