The Potomac Valley Nature Writers' Group
The Potomac Valley Nature Writers' Group (PVNWG) formed in early 2009 to promote the art and appreciation of nature writing. This genre of literature explores and celebrates the natural world and our relationship within it. PVNWG welcomes both readers and writers to participate. You may learn more at their blog
and see what books they've been discussing, and what they plan to read in the future.
Next Meeting's Highlights
PVNWG has suspended its regular monthly discussion meetings, but their current selection is Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle by Thor Hanson. It is a book to savor--there is so much information, so many exciting ideas presenting a multi-faceted perspective of the subject and all written in a very engaging and often humorous first person. Both November and December 2013 will be dedicated to this book.Comments about books can be made online by using the "comment" feature on their blogsite: http://potomacvalleynaturewritinggroup.blogspot.com/. Personal book reviews may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration to be posted on the blog. Original nature writing based on personal experience may also be submitted for inclusion on the REFLECTIONS page of the blog.
In past months, the group has read and discussed books such as
David Haskell, The Forest Unseen Roger Tory Peterson and Bill Thompson III, All Things Reconsidered (This is a collection of columns by Peterson published in Bird Watcher's Digest and selected by the publisher, Bill Thompson III.)
Amy Minato, Siesta Lane
Henry Beston, Outermost House
Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
Gretel Erlich, The Solace of Open Spaces
David Carroll, Swampwalker's Journal
Tom Brown, Nature Observation and Tracking John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra (The text is available online at the magnificent tribute site compiled by the Sierra Club, which also includes photos, illustrations by Muir, biography and other resources. (www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/)