Reading by Emily Johnston

Please join us for a reading and discussion with Emily Johnston, poet, essayist, and activist.

Thursday, February 1st at 4:15 p.m. in the Hatfield Room.

Johnston’s writing explores the beauty of the natural world, grief at its destruction by human action and inaction, and our obligations to the future. She is the author of the poetry volume Her Animals, as well as essays in Truthout, The Guardian, and elsewhere. She is one of the five Valve Turners who in 2016 shut down tar sands oil pipelines entering the US. Facing felony charges for their actions, she and two co-defendants have been granted the opportunity to argue in court that their actions were necessary.

All are welcome. We hope to see you there.

Frann Michel
Professor of English
Co-chair, Film Studies