An evening of talks and stories about why wild places matter. This is the launch event for a new quarterly series hosted by KNLT in partnership with West Sixth Brewing and 21c Museum Hotel. Talks will cover conservation, art, health and the economy; the evening will also include poetry readings inspired by wildlands.
This is a free event open to the public. The program will begin at 6:30pm. Come early and stay late to socialize.
Featured speakers and poets:
Conservation: Biodiversity in a rapidly changing world
Scott Hotaling, nature photographer & PhD candidate, UK Dept. of Biology
Art: What’s art got to do with it?
Zoé Strecker, visual artist, writer & Transylvania University professor of art
Health: Medicine from the wildlands
Tara Littlefield, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission botanist
Economy: Building community via wild places
Gerry James, storyteller, photographer & The Explore Kentucky Initiative founder
Eric Scott Sutherland, poet
Whit Baker, writer & visual artist
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