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Nature writer Blackmarr to give reading at Coastal

February 20, 2004

A nature writer from South Georgia will appear at Coastal Carolina University on Thursday, March 4 as part of Womens History Month.

Author Amy Blackmarr will read from her sensory-laden nature essays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, room 249. It is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Edwards College of Humanities, Coastals Womens Studies Program and the Department of English and Journalism, this reading by Blackmarr, author of Above the Fall Line: The Trail from White Pine Cabin, will have special appeal to those interested in literature as well as philosophy, spirituality and natural science.

Blackmarr is a South Georgia native who lived in the Midwest before selling a thriving paralegal business to return to nature. She is best known for her nature essays set in the rustic houses where she lived. Her essays have been broadcast on Georgia Gazette, a weekly features show on the Georgia Public Radio Network, as well as Up to Date, a weekly news show on Kansas Citys NPR affiliate. She is a Madison Self Fellow with a Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas.

Her books include Going to Ground: Simple Life on a Georgia Pond, House of Steps: Finding the Path Home and Above the Fall Line: The Trail from White Pine Cabin, which is her most recent book. She currently lives in Dawsonville, Ga., where she works as a cataloger for the Chestatee Regional Library while writing books.

For more information, contact Lisa Johnson, assistant professor of English, at 349-2967.