Jun 21-23, 2024

Imagining Eden: Lydia Millet

Can storytellers inspire meaningful change? That question is at the center of We Loved It All, a profoundly evocative ode to life in all its imperiled forms, and the first non-fiction book by the prolific novelist Lydia Millet. The author of A Children’s Bible, a finalist for the National Book Award, and Dinosaurs, Millet now compels us to confront the tangible consequences of our careless stewardship of the planet, drawing insights from her work as a staff member at the ​​Center for Biological Diversity in Tucson. Lydia will be joined by award-winning author Hafizah Augustus Geter for a conversation on the role of storytellers in creating new and galvanizing narratives to help us recover our place in the natural world.

Jun 23, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge St, Narrowsburg, New York

Lydia Millet

Lydia Millet is the author of A Children’s Bible, a finalist for the National Book Award, among other works of fiction. Her story collection Love in Infant Monkeys was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. She has a master’s degree in environmental economics.

Hafizah Augustus Geter

Hafizah Augustus Geter is a Nigerian-American poet, writer, and literary agent born in Zaria, Nigeria, and raised in Akron, Ohio, and Columbia, South Carolina. Her debut memoir, The Black Period: On Personhood, Race & Origin, (Random House, 2022) is winner of the 2023 PEN Open Book Award, winner of a 2023 Lammy Award in LGBTQ+ Nonfiction from Lambda Literary, a New Yorker Magazine Best Book of 2022, and a finalist for the 2023 Chautauqua Prize.

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