• UTC Benwood Auditorium in the Engineering, Math and Computer Science Building (EMCS) (map)
  • 735 Vine Street
  • Chattanooga, TN, 37403
  • United States

An Evening with Local Author, David George Haskell (B. A., University of Oxford; Ph. D., Cornell University), Professor  of Biology, Sewanee, The University of the South.

Local author David George Haskell, has a new book, “The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors” that will be published in April 2017 (dghaskell.com).  Deborah Blum, Pulitzer winner and director of the Knight Science Journalism program at MIT said of the book, “Haskell may be the finest literary nature writer working today. The Songs of Trees – compelling, lyrical, wise – is a case in point. Don’t miss it.”

UTC is presenting the opportunity to hear Dr. Haskell talk about his work, while benefitting the Tennessee River Gorge Trust. David’s last book, “The Forest Unseen,” was the winner of 2013 Best Book Award from the National Academies, finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, runner-up for the 2013 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, winner of the 2013 Reed Environmental Writing Award, and winner of the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature.

Please join us on April 18 at the Benwood Auditorium on UTC’s campus, EMCS 230 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

This event is hosted by the UTC Department of Biology, Geology and Environmental Science in partnership with Chatt About Science.

$10 admission, $5 for students; all proceeds to benefit the Tennessee River Gorge Trust. Questions? Call 423.266.0314 or e-mail sarahq@trgt.org.

Tickets will be available at the door or you may purchase them online. You DO NOT need a paper ticket to enter. If you purchase online tickets, your name will appear on a registration list that will be located at the entrance to the Benwood Auditorium.