Diane Ackerman, best-selling poet, novelist, and non-fiction writer, recipient of the 2015 Henry David Thoreau Prize and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, will be accepting on behalf of the poet Mary Oliver, the 2018 Henry David Thoreau Writing Prize.
Ms. Ackerman will speak about her own work as a nature writer before discussing Mary Oliver’s splendid work and reading from her poetry.
Free and open to the public. Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org .
This event is co-sponsored by the Thoreau Society and Thoreau Farm.
The Thoreau Prize was established in 2010 to honor the best American nature writers in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction prose. Previous winners include Gretel Ehrlich, E. O. Wilson, Gary Snyder, T. C. Boyle, Peter Matthiessen, Diane Ackerman, Linda Hogan, Sy Montgomery, and Bernd Heinrich.