Writing Nature Series

A collaboration between the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center and Teatown.

Nature-based literature has inspired generations of environmental advocates and conservationists. From Thoreau’s Walden to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, nature writing helps connect us with our environment.

The “Writing Nature Series” will feature environmentally-themed book recommendations and live readings by nature writers at Teatown and at the HVWC in Sleepy Hollow.

Recommended reading

The Wasting of Borneo: Dispatches of a Vanishing World

Acclaimed naturalist and native of Mt. Kisco, Alex Shoumatoff issues a worldwide call to protect the drastically endangered rainforests of Borneo.

In his eleventh book, but his first in almost two decades, seasoned travel writer Shoumatoff takes readers on a journey from the woods of rural New York to the rain forests of the Amazon and Borneo, documenting both the abundance of life and the threats to these vanishing Edens in a wide-ranging narrative.