Saturday, October 9, 2021
The oldest and largest living things among us, trees play a significant role in our collective and individual memories. From the Charter Oak creation tale of Connecticut to penknife carvings in the smooth, smoke-gray bark of beeches, join us for a slide illustrated talk exploring the intriguing stories that trees tell at the confluence of nature and culture.
David K. Leff is an award-winning poet and essayist, poet laureate of Canton, Connecticut, and former deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. He is the author of six nonfiction books, three volumes of poetry, and two novels in verse. By appointment of the National Park Service, he served as poet-in-residence for the New England Trail (NET) in 2016-17. View his work at www.davidkleff.com 2:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: $10.00 Non Members: $20.00, Pre-registration and prepayment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org