One of my favorite excerpts from Scott Russell Sanders’ writings is contained in his essay Buckeye (from his book Writing from the Center) which recalls his return to his boyhood haunt, the free-flowing Mahoning river in Ohio, which was later dammed:
“If enough people had spoken for the river we might have saved it. If enough people had believed that our scarred country was worth defending, we might have dug in our heels and fought. Our attachments to the land were all private. We had no shared lore, no literature, no art to root us there, to give us courage, to help us stand our ground.”
If you like the sound of this, please join us on Saturday, January 24th in Anderson where we’ll have special reading and remarks by Scott Russell Sanders as well as special music by several local musicians. It’ll be an afternoon of relaxation and exploration. Light refreshments and snacks provided. Gathering and book signings to follow.
The event will be held at the Tanglewood Conference Center, 3522 E. 10th Street in Anderson, a beautiful facility on the banks of the White River from 2:00 to 4:00. Seating is limited, so make your reservations by calling 765-635-0972 ($10/person).
Additional details at https://www.facebook.com/moundslakereservoir