Severson Dells Nature Center will host The Beauty and Awe of Nature this weekend, Oct. 12-14. Several authors will have their books available for signing, including: Dave Foreman, Stephen Trimble, Scott Russell Sanders, Christine Swanberg and Clifford Knapp. Each author will be presenting a program, as follows:
Oct. 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m., University of Illinois School of MedicineStephen Trimble will present Lasting Light: 125 Years of Photographers Stories from the Grand Canyon. Stephen Trimbles 20 books explore with homeland, Indian land and wild land. He has received many awards, including the Sierra Clubs Ansel Adams Award for photography and conservation.
Oct. 12, 8-9 p.m., Severson DellsDave Foreman will present a slide lecture about Rewilding North America, setting out a hopeful vision. Executive director of The Rewilding Institute, he speaks widely about conservation issues and is author of several quintessential books about conservation.
Oct. 13, 8-9 p.m., Severson DellsScott Sanders will read from and talk about his recently published memoir, A Private History of Awe. His credentials are stellar, and he has won many prestigious literary awards.
Oct. 14, 9:45-11:15 a.m., Severson DellsClifford Knapp will conduct Outdoor Activities about Beauty and Awe. He is professor emeritus in the Teaching and Learning Department of Northern Illinois University.
Oct. 14, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Severson DellsChristine Swanberg will present a writers workshop about Connecting with Nature Through Writing. Using Connections: An Anthology of the People and Land of North Central Illinois for inspiration and guidance, participants will experiment with their own writing.
For more detailed information about the presenters, as well as related events, see seversondells.com/beauty-and-awe/details.
Christine Swanberg is a local author.
From the Oct. 11-17, 2006, issue