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Wednesdays with Writers : Cultivating Gratitude, Last Days of Sylvia Plath, Mixed Harvest

Wednesdays with Writers continues to offer you just published books by authors during this Covid 19 Crisis.

Gardening is not a hobby; it is an essential part of being. Gardening is a survival skill and an art form. This lockdown has sparked an increased appreciation for the solitude and splendor of gardening. Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian, helps you cultivate artful gratitude.

Two books will be discussed by author Carl Rollyson,The Last Days of Sylvia Plath and The Life of William Faulkner. The Last Days of Sylvia Plath highlights how a writer can be shaped after their death and the subsequent fallout from posthumous literary editing. Rollyson brings together a vast range of source materials, drawing a sharp and convincing portrait of Faulkner, a great artist and family man who heroically struggled to support friends and family during the depths of the Depression in the second biography.

After millennia on earth with little impact, the inadvertent transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture happened within a few thousand years. Mixed Harvest by Rob Swigart is the story of the Sedentary Divide, the most significant event in human history. Before, humans followed their food; after, diet had abandoned wild foods by domesticating, irrevocably changing, plants and animals.

Bio: Carl Rollyson is the author of fourteen biographies for adults on subjects ranging from literature and journalism (Martha Gellhorn, Norman Mailer, and Rebecca West) to politics (Michael Foot) and the theater (Lillian Hellman). He has published four biographies for children about Marie Curie, Pablo Picasso, Thurgood Marshall, and Emily Dickinson. His biographies of Rebecca West and Amy Lowell, and his study, A Higher Form of Cannibalism? Adventures in the Art and Politics of Biography, were supported by NEH Fellowships. Three of his biographies of Marilyn Monroe, Dana Andrews, and Walter Brennan are part of the Hollywood Legends series published by the University Press of Mississippi. The Last Days of Sylvia Plath and The Life of William Faulkner are his most recent publications.

Bio: Rob Swigart is a genre-fluid writer with sixteen published books and almost as many unpublished, including satire, science fiction; interactive fiction; thrillers; archaeology textbook/novels, an Audible collection of short stories based on computer jargon of the 1980s, and dozens of poems. From humble beginnings as a cub reporter, he moved on to teach English in Greece, become a medic in the army, work in college textbook publishing, and go to graduate school. Then he taught, was a technical writer and journalist, designed games, spent a dozen years as a futurist, and traveled to dozens of archaeological sites in order to write about the past. Being a commercial, instrument rated pilot and SCUBA diver did little to prepare him for the apocalypse. His black belt in aikido may prove useful. Mixed Harvest recently won a gold Nautilus award.


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