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The Driftless Reader celebration in Viroqua, at Driftless Books
November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join co-editors Curt Meine and Keefe Keeley, plus several other local contributors to the new anthology, THE DRIFTLESS READER. We’ll read some selections from the book, play some tunes, and celebrate the Driftless region. Books will be available for sale and signing.
The recently published book, The Driftless Reader, gathers writings and art that highlight the unique natural and cultural history, landscape, and literature of this region that encompasses southwestern Wisconsin and adjacent Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois. More than eighty selected texts include writings by Black Hawk, Mark Twain, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Frank Lloyd Wright, Aldo Leopold, David Rhodes, and many other Native people, explorers, scientists, historians, farmers, songwriters, journalists, and poets. Paintings, photographs, maps, and other images complement the texts, providing a deeper appreciation of this region’s layered natural and human history.
Curt Meine is a conservation biologist and writer affiliated with the Aldo Leopold Foundation, Center for Humans and Nature, International Crane Foundation, and University of Wisconsin–Madison. Keefe Keeley, a native of the Kickapoo Valley, is executive director of the Savanna Institute, working with farmers on sustainable agro-ecosystems in the Upper Midwest.