Monday, January 24, 2011

Author Katie Alvord to speak on nature writing Jan. 25

HANCOCK -- Keweenaw Now guest author Katie Alvord will speak on "Writing Outside: Crafting Prose In and About Nature" at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25, in the Chapel of St. Matthew at Finlandia University. This is the first in a Writers on Location series of presentations by local writers on Tuesday afternoons.

Alvord is the author of Divorce Your Car! Ending the Love Affair with the Automobile and publishes the related blog Divorce Your Car! She has written many articles on environmental issues, including an award-winning series on climate change and Lake Superior for Keweenaw Now in 2007 and an article on wind farms in 2010.

On Tuesday, Feb. 1, Lesley Du Temple, author of children's books, will present "Tigers in Your Living room: Natural History Writing for Children," from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Finlandia's Chapel of St. Matthew.

The Author Series is free and open to the public.

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