Online: Online discussion "Walking and Writing" with Nina Shengold

Date and Time
July 31, 2020


Virtual meeting
Registration is Closed
Event Details

Please join us on Friday, July 31 at 7 pm for the online talk "Walking and Writing," a conversation with Nina Shengold.

Nina will discuss her recent book Reservoir Year: A Walker's Book of Days.

Quietly transformative, Reservoir Year encourages readers to find their own ways to unplug and slow down, reconnecting with nature, rekindling old passions and sparking some new ones along the path. Featuring a map and line drawings by Will Lytle and hand-colored linocuts by Carol ZaloomCover painting by Kate McGloughlin.

The event will be moderated by David Van Biema, co-author of The Prayer Wheel: A Daily Guide to Renewing Your Faith with a Rediscovered Spiritual Practice.    He is currently writing a cultural history of the Psalms.  

To join this online discussion, please register below with your email address, and we'll send you the meeting link before the program begins. 

Nina Shengold's books include Clearcut, a novel (Anchor Books), a Book Sense Notable selection; River of Words: Portraits of Hudson Valley Writers with photographer Jennifer May (SUNY Press); and 14 theatre anthologies for Vintage Books and Viking Penguin, many co-edited with Eric Lane.  She won the Writers Guild Award for her teleplay Labor of Love, with Marcia Gay Harden, and the ABC Playwright Award for Homesteaders.  Her plays are published by Samuel French, Playscripts, and Broadway Play Publishing.  Nina has profiled more than 200 writers for Chronogram, Poets & Writers, and Vassar Quarterly. She lives in the foothills of New York’s Catskill Mountains, near the glorious Ashokan Reservoir, and teaches creative writing at Vassar College.

  David Van Biema was head religion writer at TIME from 1999 to 2009, where he wrote 25 cover stories for the magazine, as well as covers for Life magazine, People, and the Washington Post. His recent work has appeared in TIME, the Washington Post,, and the Religion News Service. He is the author of the book Mother Teresa: The Life and Works of a Modern Saint.

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