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Environmentalist to speak April 19 at ‘The Georgia Review’s’ Earth Day program

The Georgia Review‘s ninth annual Earth Day program will be held April 19 at 7 p.m. in the atrium of the Visitor’s Center at the State Botanical Garden.

This year’s speaker is writer and environmentalist John Lane. Author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, including six from the University of Georgia Press, Lane is professor of English and environmental studies at Wofford College and director of the college’s Goodall Environmental Studies Center. His latest book, Coyote Settles the South, was named as a finalist for the 2017 John Burroughs Medal for distinguished nature writing. As an environmentalist, Lane was named the 2013 Water Conservationist of the Year by the South Carolina Wildlife Federation and the Clean Water Champion by Upstate Forever.

A catered reception and music from Hawkproof Rooster will follow Lane’s address. Open free to the public, the program is sponsored in part by UGA’s ­Environmental Ethics Certificate Program, the
UGA Office of Sustainability and the State Botanical Garden.