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Lit Chat with Camille Dungy
June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lit Chat with Camille Dungy: In Partnership with the Jacksonville Public Library and LISC Jacksonville
Saturday, June 24 from 2-3 p.m. at the Bradham and Brooks Branch of the Jacksonville Public Library
This Lit Chat Interview is a 60-minute program consisting of a 40-minute conversation between author Camille Dungy and interviewer Nikesha Elise Williams followed by 20 minutes of audience Q&A. A book signing will follow, with books available for sale on site.
Join us for a chat with author and poet Camille Dungy! Camille’s newest book is Soil: The Story of a Black Mother’s Garden. Camille will be in conversation with local author Nikesha Elise Williams.
Registration is required for this event, and must be completed two hours prior to the start time. A library card and PIN are required for registration.
About the Author
Camille T. Dungy is the author of Soil: The Story of a Black Mother’s Garden. Dungy has published four books of poetry and edited three anthologies, including Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry. Her honors include the 2021 Academy of American Poets Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Colorado Book Award, and an American Book Award. She is a University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University.
“In Soil: The Story of a Black Mother’s Garden, Dungy describes her years-long project to transform her weed-filled, water-hogging, monochromatic lawn in suburban Fort Collins, Colo., into a pollinator’s paradise, packed instead with vibrant, drought-tolerant native plants…..Dungy draws a connection between diversifying the plant life in her garden and diversifying the canon of nature writing…. For Dungy, building a sustainable world necessarily involves family and community, not just a solitary meander through nature.” – NPR