Confluence: Presence, Wilderness, Place.
When: June 14, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Northshire Bookstore – Saratoga, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
On June 14th, join two of the most compelling and inspiring voices for wilderness in the Northeast, David Crews and Tyler Socash, for an event at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Tyler will speak of the importance of wild spaces and his recent opportunity to join Chulengo Expeditions through their Visiting Artists and Activists Program to explore Patagonia’s newest National Parks. And David will close out the evening reading excerpts from his book, Wander-Thrush, specifically from a piece on Presence, (dis)connecting to place, and wilderness.
A portion of proceeds from sales of Wander-Thrush goes to support the work of Northeast Wilderness Trust and the protection of the Eagle Mountain Wilderness Preserve.
Please join in for this special event!
DAVID CREWS holds an MFA from Drew University where he studied with poets Ross Gay, Aracelis Girmay, Ira Sadoff, and Judith Vollmer. He serves as poetry editor for both The Platform Review and The Platform Chapbook Series with ARTS By the People, as well as the writers workshop leader for Moving Words—a project also supported by ABTP—that makes possible international collaboration among artists of prose, poetry, voice acting, and animation. His poems and essays have appeared in Tar River Poetry, Southeast Review, Greensboro Review, Arc Poetry Magazine, Tiferet, Spectrum, and elsewhere. He is author High Peaks (Ra Press 2015)—a poetry collection that catalogs his hiking of “The 46ers” in New York’s Adirondack State Park, as well as a new collection of lyric essays on the Adirondacks titled, Wander-Thrush (Ra Press 2018).
TYLER SOCASH is ADK’s Outdoor Skills Coordinator. He believes in fostering a personal connection with our public lands through exposure, education, and stewardship. The day after completing his master’s degree at the University of Rochester, Socash embarked on a 7,000-mile thru-hiking journey across the Pacific Crest Trail, Te Araroa in New Zealand, and the Appalachian Trail. He joined the Adirondack Wilderness Advocates as an activist to promote the intangibles of wildness and their benefits to humanity. In an effort to meld humor with conservation efforts, Socash co-created and co-hosts Foot Stuff Podcast, which spotlights stories of adventure, antics, and activism around the country.