Readers and Writers Fest Hosts Conversation About Forests and American History at Grey Towers
Eric Rutkow, author of American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation (Scribner, 2012) will have a conversation with Nancy Pinchot on Sunday, Sept 17, at 11 am, at Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, PA, as part of the Milford Readers and Writers Festival.
The event is free and open to the public. Grey Towers is the ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, founder and first chief of the US Forest Service and twice Governor of Pennsylvania.
Rutkow, a writer, lawyer, and professor who teaches U.S. history at Yale University, earned the Association of American Publisher’s PROSE award for U.S. history. He routinely speaks on trees and U.S. history before environmental, academic, and general interest groups, including appearances at Harvard, Yale, the National Arboretum, the Society of American Foresters annual convention, the New York Public Library, and NPR. His second book, The Longest Line on the Map: The United States and the Quest to Link the Americas, will be published by Scribner in 2018. He earned his BA and PhD from Yale and his JD from Harvard.
The Milford Readers and Writers Festival aims to inspire conversations between people who love to read books and people who write them. Building on the timeless tradition of storytelling and the participatory energy of book clubs, their focus is on the readers by inviting them to share their insights, queries, and responses directly with the authors.
The next festival takes place in the historic Milford Theater and at several landmark sites around town, including Grey Towers National Historic Site, the Pike County Historical Society’s Columns Museum and the Pike County Public Library.