Writing to Save Our World: A Celebration of Environmental Writing

Fri. March 20, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Haven

112 W. Market Street Charlottesville, VA 22902

Hosted by: Southern Environmental Law Center


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Margaret Renkl (Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss) will speak at the celebration of the Reed Award for Environmental Writing presented by the Southern Environmental Law Center.

The program will recognize the two recipients of the 2020 Reed Award, given for excellent writing on the Southern environment in book-length nonfiction and journalism. The 2020 Reed Award honorees are:

  • Megan Mayhew Bergman, recognized  for her series “Climate Changed” in The Guardian
  • Margaret Renkl, recognized for Late Migrations.

Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

An Indie Next Selection for July 2019
An Indies Introduce Selection for Summer/Fall 2019
A 2019 Okra Pick
A Publishers Weekly “Pick of the Week”

“Beautifully written, masterfully structured, and brimming with insight into the natural world, Late Migrations can claim its place alongside Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and A Death in the Family. It has the makings of an American classic.”Ann Patchett, author of Commonwealth

“A perfect book to read in the summer . . . This is the kind of writing that makes me want to just stay put, reread and savor everything about that moment.” ―Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air

“A compact glory, crosscutting between consummate family memoir and keenly observed backyard natural history. Renkl’s deft juxtapositions close up the gap between humans and nonhumans and revive our lost kinship with other living things.”―Richard Powers, author of The Overstory