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Sun, Jun 04


Yesod (address will be sent to guests)

Book Club: A Darker Wilderness

June 4 is the first book club meeting. You can drop in once or come for the whole series. We’ll meet once a month this summer, reading 1 to 2 chapters of “A Darker Wilderness: Black Nature Writing from Soil to Stars” at a time.

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Book Club: A Darker Wilderness
Book Club: A Darker Wilderness

Time & Location

Jun 04, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Yesod (address will be sent to guests), Fairview, NC 28730, USA


About the Event

What is our relationship with nature? Which stories get told about gardens, land, and the outdoors? Black American writers answer these questions in a new anthology of nature essays, “A Darker Wilderness: Black Nature Writing from Soil to Stars.” Thank you to Soil and Soul Project for co-sponsoring this book club with Yesod Farm+Kitchen!

Our book club will read one to two chapters each month. The first time we meet, Sunday June 4, we’ll discuss the foreword by Carolyn Finney and the introduction by Erin Sharkey (pages 1-26).

You can find a copy of “A Darker Wilderness” at local bookstores. Last we checked, Firestorm Books & Coffee carried it, and so did Malaprops Bookstore/Café. The public library also has a few copies you can borrow.

If you have trouble getting the book, we want to help! Yesod Farm+Kitchen will provide free copies to those who need them. If you want us to mail “A Darker Wilderness” to you, please indicate that when signing up to attend. Or request the book by emailing

Future book club dates will be announced soon. If you want to participate and can’t attend the first meeting on June 4, please email to express interest. Drop-ins are welcome.

Accessibility: There are flat, unpaved, wide walkways. A composting toilet for your use is located in the field. Please email with accessibility requests and questions.

COVID: This event is outdoors and distanced, but please **bring a mask** in case there are times where we need to be in closer proximity.

Weather: We'll be outdoors. Please wear what makes you comfortable in the summer -- hat, sunblock, etc. If it looks like rain, we may reschedule book club. You will receive an email by 10am on June 4 in case of cancellation.

You will receive our address upon registration.


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