In all this willful world
of thud and thump and thunder
man’s relevance to books continues to declare.
Books are meat and medicine
and flame and flight and flower,
steel, stitch, and cloud and clout,
and drumbeats in the air.
Lecture by Dr. Evelyn Forget
Wednesday March 13 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
The public is invited to a lecture by Dr. Evelyn Forget, Canada’s leading advocate for a basic income. Dr. Forget is an economist at the school of medicine, University of Manitoba and author of “A Town With No Poverty” and “Basic income for Canadians.” Her lecture is entitled “The basic Income Path to a Healthier, Happier, More Secure Life for All.” It will take place at Steel Recital Hall on the UPEI campus on March 13th, at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge for Admission. Sponsored by the St. Dunstan’s Institute of Christianity and Culture at UPEI.
Walking in Canada’s Urban Forests with Ariel Gordon
Tuesday June 04 | 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Meet author Ariel Gordon, award winning poet and author of Treed at The Carriage House, 2 Kent Street on June 4th starting at 7:30 PM.
With intimacy and humour award-winning poet Ariel Gordon walks us through the streets of Winnipeg and into the urban forest that is, to her, the city's heart. Along the way she shares with us the lives of these urban trees, from the grackles and cankerworms of the spring, to the flush of mushrooms on stumps in the summer and through to the red-stemmed dogwood of the winter. After grounding us in native elms and ashes, Gordon travels to BC's northern Rockies, to Banff National Park and a cattle farm in rural Manitoba, and helps us to consider what we expect of nature. Whether it is the effects of climate change on the urban forest or foraging in the city, Dutch elm disease in the trees or squirrels in the living room, Gordon delves into our relationships with the natural world with heart and style. In the end, the essays circle back to the forest, where the weather is always better and where the reader can see how to remake even the trees that are lost.
This event is sponsored by Nature PEI and is suitable for young naturalists.
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