2nd Sunday Speaker Series

Hartman Reserve Nature Center, Black Hawk County

Sunday, July 14, 2019

2nd Sunday Speaker Series — Laura Sohl-Cryer: "Saplings, Songbirds and Sonnets: An Exuberant Celebration of Nature through Poetry."

"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." (John Muir) Storyteller and poet Laura Sohl-Cryer will begin this event with a performance of several of her original nature-inspired sonnets. Then, those in attendance will be invited to meander into Hartman Reserve to explore the great outdoors together before coming back to the Interpretive Center for a time of creative writing. The event will conclude with refreshments and an opportunity for participants to share excerpts from their own outdoors-inspired prose and poems.

Laura Sohl-Cryer is a storyteller/poet/teacher with a passion for encouraging all people to have a renewed love, concern and appreciation for nature. 2016 Winner of the Iowa Poetry Association "Best Sonnet" Award for her poem "The Best Things", she loves to create sonnets that have been inspired by experiences in the great outdoors. Born in a blizzard on a farm in Northwest Iowa, Laura's love for the earth has deep roots. She moved to Cedar Falls in 1993 and earned her Master’s Degree in Communication from the University of Northern Iowa. She and her husband, J.D., love to explore the Cedar Valley trails with their two children, Emma and Colby. Avid hikers, the whole family has explored the wilderness in over a dozen national parks across the United States.

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2nd Sunday Speaker Series


Sunday, July 14, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Interpretive Center at Hartman Reserve
657 Reserve Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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