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WCC Welcomes Environmental Writer Jerry Dennis Oct. 24

Noted nature author Jerry Dennis is the keynote speaker for WCC’s “Year of Water” awareness program on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Towsley Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

This is one of 10 events scheduled throughout the coming school year to bring attention to one of Michigan’s greatest resources: its lakes and rivers. The WCC Faculty Sustainability Literacy Task Force is sponsoring the yearlong calendar of environmental awareness activities.

Dennis’ latest book, “The Windward Shore: A Winter on the Great Lakes,” uses vivid prose to describe a Lake Michigan winter as viewed by a writer adept at capturing the spirit of man’s relationship with the natural world.

His poetic style has garnered numerous awards, including the Michigan Author of the Year Award, the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award, the Michigan State University Great Lakes Culture Award, and four Best Book of the Year awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America.

“I wanted to present a true picture of a complex region, part of my continuing project to learn at least one place on earth reasonably well,” Dennis said.

In January 2010 Dennis’s book, “The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas,” was the featured selection for the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads program.

For more information, contact Emily Thompson at 734-477-8731.

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