Author Robin Wall Kimmerer at Bend High School

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 5/16/2024
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
 Bestselling author Robin Wall Kimmmerer wraps up the Author! Author series.

This is an in-person program. Tickets are required.

Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, which has earned Kimmerer wide acclaim. Her first book, Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing, and her other work has appeared in Orion, Whole Terrain, and numerous scientific journals.

Robin has been featured on NPR’s On Being with Krista Tippett and in 2015 addressed the general assembly of the United Nations on the topic of “Healing Our Relationship with Nature.” Kimmerer is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, whose mission is to create programs which draw on the wisdom of both indigenous and scientific knowledge for our shared goals of sustainability. In 2022 she was named a MacArthur Fellow.

The Author! Author! series began in 2012 as a way to expand the literary landscape in Central Oregon while raising funds for the Deschutes Public Library Foundation. With best-selling writers visiting for each annual series, Central Oregon has played host to numerous authors who have won Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, and Edgar Awards, among other literary prizes.

230 NE 6th Street, Bend, OR 97701

Library: Downtown Bend Public Library
Location: Bend High School
Contact: Suzy Olsen
Contact Number: 541-312-1027
Presenter: Robin Wall Kimmerer
Link: Tickets Here