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Saturday, October 12 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Forests: The Heart of our Words

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Two authors, one of fiction and one of memoir, meet in the Garden of Fragrance of SF's Botanical Gardens to discuss how forests and their mysteries inform their work. Leslie Carol Roberts' eco-memoir, Here is Where I Walk, is inspired by her daily rambles in the woods of the Presidio and places around the world, from  Tasmania to Italy, and contains reflections on being a woman and mother in the world in times of climate change interwoven with field notebooks. In conversation with Peg Alford Pursell, author of A Girl Goes Into the Forest, which explores and illuminates love and loss in 78 hybrid stories and fables, many set in forests both literal and metaphorical. FREE with ticket to gardens, $5-10 suggested donation

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Peg Alford Pursell

Peg Alford Pursell is the author of A Girl Goes Into the Forest (Dzanc 2019) and Show Her A Flower, a Bird, a Shadow, which was the Foreward Indie’s 2017 Book of the Year for Literary Fiction. Peg lives in Northern California and is the founder and director of WTAW Press and of... Read More →
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Leslie Roberts

Leslie Carol Roberts is the author of Here Is Where I Walk: Episodes from a Life in the Forest (University of Nevada Press, 2019) and The Entire Earth and Sky: Views on Antarctica (Nebraska, 2011.)  She is a founder of the ECOPOESIS Movement and recently kicked off a series of conversations... Read More →


Saturday October 12, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
San Francisco Botanical Garden 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
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