Once and Future Planet: Plants, Water, and People.
Sunday, September 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

A meditation on the environment, immigration, corporatization, and the future of our relationship to the planet and each other.

with Red Hen Press authors Florencia Ramirez, Pope Brock, and Karen Gettert Shoemaker

Florencia Ramirez is a trained researcher at the University of Chicago's School of Public Policy. She won the sixth Gift of Freedom Creative Nonfiction Award from the A Room of Her Own Foundation (AROHO). Her articles appear in Edible Communities Magazine and San Jose Mercury News, among others, and her popular blog. She lives in Oxnard, California, an agricultural town on the Pacific coast that smells of celery, strawberries and fertilizers with her husband and three young children.

Pope Brock is a writer, teacher and DJ living in Arlington, Massachusetts. He is the author of three books: Indiana Gothic (Doubleday/Nan A. Talese), about the murder of his great-grandfather; Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam (Crown), about the most successful quack in American history, and Another Fine Mess: Life on Tomorrow's Moon (Red Hen Press, forthcoming), a work of what might be called speculative nonfiction. His articles have appeared in GQ, Esquire, Rolling Stone, London Sunday Times Magazine, and many other publications. Since 2005 he has taught in the low-residency MFA Writing Program at the University of Nebraska.

Karen Gettert Shoemaker is the author of the novel The Meaning of Names and the collection Night Sounds and Other Stories. Her novel was selected for the community-wide reading programs One Book One Nebraska, 2016, and Omaha Public Library's "Omaha Reads" 2014. Her short story collection received a Nebraska Center for the Book Award in 2003. She is a faculty mentor at UNO's MFA in Writing Program and founder of Larksong Writers' Place Workshops.

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