ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES

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JULY 17, 2018  |  6:00PM – 7:30PM

WATER FLOWING OVER  ROCK – PRESENTED BY STEVE WIEGENSTEIN

ANITA B. GORMAN CONSERVATION DISCOVERY CENTER

4750 Troost Ave  |  Kansas City, MO

Author Steve Wiegenstein will be presenting a public talk on “Water Flowing Over Rock: The Literary Landscape of the Ozarks.”

ABOUT OUR PRESENTER – STEVE WIEGENSTEIN

Steve Wiegenstein is a fifth-generation native of the Ozarks, a novelist, and a scholar who has been passionate about Ozarks literature since the late 1970s, when he co-founded the literary magazine Ozark Review while working as a newspaper reporter in Piedmont, Missouri. After his stint in journalism, he entered the field of higher education as a teacher and administrator at Drury University, Culver-Stockton College, Columbia College, and Central Methodist University. He is an avid hiker and canoeist who hits the trails and float streams of the Ozarks every chance he gets.

The Language of Trees (2017), his third novel, received the Walter Williams Major Work Award in 2018 from the Missouri Writers Guild. The first book, Slant of Light (2012), was the runner-up for the David J. Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction, and his second book, This Old World (2014), was a finalist for the M.M. Bennetts Award in Historical Fiction.

Steve lives in Columbia, Missouri. He loves to speak at libraries, civic organizations, and other groups about books, writing, history, and the environment.  Visit his website at www.stevewiegenstein.com.