Wednesday, February 25th / 6:30PM
Ellwood’s Community Room
The End of Night by Paul Bogard | Website
Join us for the third meeting of Ellwood’s Book Club for a discussion lead by Brittney Scott, MFA, on this month’s selected book, The End of Night by Paul Bogard, local author and professor at James Madison University.
A starry night is one of nature’s most magical wonders. Yet in our artificially lit world, three-quarters of Americans’ eyes never switch to night vision and most of us no longer experience true darkness. In THE END OF NIGHT, Paul Bogard restores our awareness of the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky and how it has influenced the human experience across everything from science to art.
From Las Vegas’ Luxor Beam–the brightest single spot on this planet–to nights so starlit the sky looks like snow, Bogard blends personal narrative, natural history, science, and history to shed light on the importance of darkness–what we’ve lost, what we still have, and what we might regain–and the simple ways we can reduce the brightness of our nights tonight.
Brittney Scott, MFA
Reading is Brittney’s passion, whether its fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. She received her MFA from Hollins University and is the recipient of a Joy Harjo Prize for Poetry as well as the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize. Her work was also selected for Best New Poets 2014. You can find her poems in Prairie Schooner, The New Republic, Narrative Magazine, Alaska Quarterly Review, North American Review, Crab Orchard Review, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. Her fiction has appeared in Quarter After Eight. She teaches creative writing to adults, Girl-Scouts, and high-risk youth at Richmond’s Visual Arts Center, as well as English and composition at John Tyler Community College.
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