Thursday, September 3, 2009

Land Institute announces September 25-27, 2009, Prairie Festival in Salina, Kansas

From: scoop
Date: Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 12:45 PM
Subject: Klinkenborg at Prairie Festival!
To: Land Institute Friends

Scoop from The Land Institute
Issue 33, September 3, 2009

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Verlyn Klinkenborg in Salina, KS, September 26

Prairie Festival, September 25-27--reserve catered dinner by September 18

Starting Friday, September 25, 2009, evening barn dance,

Through noon, Sunday, September 27
Full program and speaker bios: > Calendar > Prairie Festival

Presenting: Verlyn Klinkenborg, New York Times editorial board staff

Verlyn has been an editorial board staff for The New York Times since 1997.

He authored "Making Hay" (1986), "The Last Fine Time" (1991) and "The Rural Life" (2003).

His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, National Geographic, The New Republic, Smithsonian, Audubon, GQ, Gourmet, Martha Stewart Living, Sports Afield and The New York Times Magazine.

Verlyn has taught literature and creative writing at Fordham University, St. Olaf College, Bennington College and Harvard University.

He received the 1991 Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writer's Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
Catered Sat. dinner, pay deadline September 18
Limited reservations are available for a catered picnic dinner on the Land Institute grounds Saturday evening is only available—pay by September 18—see the Festival registration form, following, or phone 785-823-5376.
Registration form:
Full Festival program and speaker information:
Land Institute staff members visiting near you?, at “Calendar” provides details.
Open to the public:
KS, Salina (Sep 8)—Ken Warren, Horticulture Club
MO, Kansas City (Sept 13, Sun)—Ken Warren presentation, “Pathways,” Country Club Christian Church.
KS, Salina (Sept 25-27, Fri-Sun)—Land Institute Annual Prairie Festival
NY, New York, (Oct 1, Thu)—Jerry Glover, Metrics for Assessing Global Agriculture Symposium, sponsor Earth Institute, Columbia University.
CA, Claremont (Oct 9, Fri)—Wes Jackson at Pitzer College.
MN, Lake Shetek (Nov 6-8, Fri-Sun)—Wes Jackson at Minnesota Naturalists Conference.

KS, Overland Park (Nov 11, Wed)—Wes Jackson, Kansas Studies Lecture Series, Johnson County Community College.

NY, Pocantico Hills (Dec 3-4, Thu-Fri)—Wes Jackson presenting at Young Farmers Conference.

Not open to the public, but just to let you know we are out and about:
China (Sept. 13-19)—Scientists Stan Cox, Lee DeHaan, David VanTassel, international perennial grains research meeting with scientists from China and Australia
China, Beijing (Nov 2-3)—Jerry Glover, conference.
IL, Chicago (Nov 16)—Lee DeHaan, department seminar at University of Chicago.
KS, Salina (Nov. 20)—Ken Warren, KSU-Salina, ethics class.
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