Past Event

Earth Words: Telling Stories About Water

A Road Scholar Program by Carol LaChapelle

Human beings have been writing about their relationship with nature for well over 2,000 years. The pastoral poems of Theocritus and Virgil, and the British Romanticism of William Wordsworth have informed much of modern nature writing, including the American tradition. And while contemporary writers still explore their personal experiences in the natural world, they do so with a greater sense of urgency, especially as these places become more threatened. This program introduces audiences to nature writers who describe their encounters with water–those rivers, wetlands, lakes, and oceans that sustain them, and us, both physically and spiritually. Carol LaChapelle is a Chicago-based writer, editor, and teacher who specializes in helping people tell their stories. She earned her BA in Psychology and MA in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she then taught for several years. Carol is the author of Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories: 167 Ways to Tell Your Life Stories (Marion Street Press, 2008).

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Don Miller, 815.335.2915.