Buffalo River poetry, topic of Carnegie program

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dr. Will LaPage will be on hand for a book signing and reading from Along the Buffalo: A Collection of Buffalo River Poetry on Sunday, Feb. 7, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library at 194 Spring St. The event is co-sponsored by the Buffalo National River Partners.

Part one of his book is a collection of 45 new poems about the many ways we interact with this free-flowing river, named America's First National River. Part two includes tips on discovering one's inner poet, along with suggestions on using poetry for interpreting our cultural heritage.

LaPage, a resident of Holiday Island, is an international consultant for park system administration, funding, and partnership building. He has worked with the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, providing assistance to national park systems in Eastern Europe, Central America, and the Caribbean and has worked with outdoor recreation planners in South Africa.

For details, call the Library at 253-8754.

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