Environmental writer Scott Russell Sanders to perform reading

MOUNT VERNON – Environmental writer Scott Russell Sanders will perform a reading at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, in Hedges Conference Room, Cornell College.

The event is free and open to the public.

Sanders is the distinguished author of more than 20 novels, collections of stories, and works of personal nonfiction, including Staying Put, Writing from the Center and Hunting for Hope. His latest book, A Private History of Awe, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. A Conservationist Manifesto, his vision of a shift to a sustainable society, will be published in 2009.

Among his many literary awards, Russell was named one of five inaugural winners of the Indiana Humanities Award in 2006, and The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature recently named him the 2009 winner of the Mark Twain Award.

Learn more about Sanders at http://www.scottrussellsanders.com/.