Join us for an evening with author John Lane, who will read from his new book, Still Upright and Headed Downstream: Collected River Writing. A conversation with author Thomas Pierce will follow. This in-person event will be cosponsored by Great Outdoor Provision Co. and will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.
About the Book: Still Upright and Headed Downstream is a thirty-five-year stream of poetry and prose about rivers and river people. This collection encompasses all John Lane’s river writing outside his two book-length narratives, Chattooga: Descending into the Deliverance River and My Paddle to the Sea: Eleven Days in the River of the Carolinas.
About the Author: John Lane is the author of over a dozen books of poetry and prose. His Abandoned Quarry: New & Selected Poems won the SIBA (Southeastern Independent Booksellers Alliance) Poetry Book of the Year Prize in 2012. He cofounded the Hub City Writers Project in Spartanburg, SC, and taught environmental studies at Wofford College for over a decade. He was inducted into the SC Academy of Authors in 2014.
About the Moderator: Thomas Pierce is the author of a novel, The Afterlives, and a short story collection, Hall of Small Mammals, for which he was honored with the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Zoetrope, The Oxford American, and VQR and have been anthologized in The Best American Non-Required Reading and O. Henry Prize Stories. He lives outside Charlottesville, VA, with his wife and daughters.
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"What a wondrous watery collection of essays and poems this is. John Lane is a master of combining moments of thrill and meditation, environmental ugliness and natural beauty; he is at home in a world where down is up and up is down. Follow this mad kayaker as he strings together one mad sentence after another."
—Susan Fox Rogers, author of My Reach: A Hudson River Memoir
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