Sunday, December 4, 2011

SRA Winter Writers Series

SRA Winter Writers Series Enjoy a free event with Amy Lou Jenkins as she reads a short selection from her award-winning essay collection Every natural Fact. Amy will red and share insights about how writing a book based on nature walks with her son changed the way both of them experience the world. Although she did not set out to write a parenting book, the stories of mother and son away from phones, computer, advertisements and concrete has resonated with parents and grandparents who seek an exit from the dissatisfying commercial circle of owning the latest version of whatever. Those who attend will gain some ideas about how family stories and literature might be transformed into a loving gift for this holiday season.
When : Tues, Dec 6, 6:30
Where: Intimate Cabinet Shop Venue on the Shake Rag Alley Campus 18 Shake Rag Street, Mineral Point, WI 53565 Telephone: (608) 987-3292

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Greenies who like poetry

If you'd like to do some unorthodox bird watching, consider reading BJ Best's Birds of Wisconsin . I recently reviewed this poetry collection for the Cambridge Book Review.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Open-Air Parenting Book Wins Literary Award: Author Claims Natural Spaces Hold the Key to Better Lives and Richer Relationships
'Every Natural Fact: Five Seasons of Open-Air Parenting' wins the highest literary award in Outdoor Writing bestowed by the Council of Wisconsin Writers for its fusion of nature writing and parenting themes. Children spend less time in nature than ever before. Jenkins offers you a step by step look at the joys of wandering natural places. Go along. Read more: null

Beef and butterflies

Photo courtesy of Environmental Defense Fund Austin-area ranchers  and conservationists show beef and butterflies  can thrive...