The Susan Buzzett Clementson Author Series: featuring Paul Bogard
April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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As sea turtle nesting season begins, the Apalachicola Library welcomes a visit from noted environmental author Paul Bogard, who will be speaking and signing copies of his books at the Apalachicola Margaret Key Public Library on Friday, April 7, from 6:00-7:30 pm.
Paul Bogard is the author of The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light, a finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. As an advocate for limiting the harmful effects of light pollution, a topic relevant to our local beaches and waterways, he has been called “the unofficial poet laureate of dark skies.” A review in the Boston Globe described The End of Night as “a lyrical, far-reaching book. Part elegy, part call-to-arms, The End of Night feels like an essential addition to the literature of nature.”
Bogard’s most recent works include the edited anthology Solastalgia: An Anthology of Emotion in a Disappearing World, the coffee table book To Know a Starry Night, and the children’s book What if Night? He is an associate professor of English at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he teaches environmental literature and writing.
Bogard visits as part of the Susan Buzzett Clementson Author Series, sponsored by the Friends of the Library group PALS (Patrons of the Apalachicola Library Society) and supported by Downtown Books and Purl. The Series brings authors to the library to speak about their work. All events at the library are free and open to the public. Books are available for purchase and signing, and light refreshments will be served.