Dr. Payne will be discussing research for his new book, Orion on the Dunes: A Biography of Henry Beston. Dr. Payne’s other book-length works include Voices in the Wilderness: American Nature Writing and Environmental Politics (1996); The Palgrave Environmental Reader (2005); Writing the Land: John Burroughs and His Legacy (2008); and Why Read Thoreau’s Walden? (2013). A professor in the SUNY Oneonta English Department since 2001, Dr. Payne also directs the biannual John Burroughs Nature Writing Conference & Seminar at SUNY Oneonta. In 2012 Dr. Payne was honored with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
The event will take place Thursday, November 10, 7:30 pm, Red Dragon Theater, Hunt Union.
For more information, please contact George Hovis (607) 436-2571 or Ruth Carr (607) 436-3446.