We talk with author Annalee Newitz about the new sci-fi novel, “The Terraformers.” Taking place some 60,000 years in the future on a planet far, far away it pits a motley crew of designer sentient life forms against the greedy corporation that wants to gentrify their planet.
Then we talk with ecologist Doug Tallamy about the young reader’s edition of his bestseller, “Nature’s Best Hope.” The book outlines his vision for a homegrown national park composed of millions of urban, suburban and exurban yards — a grassroots approach to conservation that everyone can take part in, regardless of age.
10:35 AM – An interview with virtuoso guitarist and songwriter Jeff Pevar, who has played with an astonishing array of musicians including Ray Charles, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Bette Midler, Joe Cocker, James Taylor, Kenny Loggins, Jefferson Starship, and Phil Lesh and Friends. Pevar grew up in Bloomfield and regularly returns to his home turf to perform a few Connecticut shows, this year starting on Friday in New Hartford. He’s at Park City Music Hall here in Bridgeport, on the 27th.
11:00 AM – Poet Alfred Corn reads his poem, “Gravitational.” Corn, who has published 10 books of poetry and is known for meditative lyrics that show a mastery of traditional forms, has for many years taught in the Graduate Writing Program at Columbia University along with visiting posts including UCLA, the University of Cincinnati, and Yale.
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