Literature Program
 


Thursday, October 12 at 8:00 p.m.

Just Buffalo Literary Center

Terry Tempest Williams

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After a summer of collaborations with Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo for our Read | Seed | Write project, bringing writing workshops and literary public art to green spaces throughout the city, in October, we will welcome environmental author and activist, TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS.

Her most recent book, The Hour of Land, is a meditation on the necessary majesty of America's national parks.

When Frederick Law Olmsted designed America's first urban park system here in Buffalo, he understood that parks not only "refresh and delight the eye" but also the "mind and spirit." In keeping with Olmsted's philosophy, Williams's poetic language and soulful explorations of parks as "portals and thresholds of wonder" compel us to confront our stewardship of natural resources. We invite you to join us in celebrating Buffalo's beautiful green spaces and thinking about how we protect them for the next generation.

 
 
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David Schirm
All The Glad Variety


Though distilled into broad symbolic forms or abstract landscapes, David Schirm's work often springs from his own experiences during the Vietnam War and paintings may allude to the scenes of horrific and senseless battles, the strafing of weapons across a landscape, "whose laser-like blazes of fired bullets gave a distinctive hum of un-worldliness to the darkness." Though his depictions of landscape forms even touch upon the pastoral in their depiction and use of color, Schirm's original point o ...