Award-winning author Scott Russell Sanders will present a program on Oct. 28 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 126th St. and Gray Rd. Beginning at 7 p.m., Sanders will speak on “Caring for Creation.”
The presentation will convey Sanders’ concepts originally published in his 2009 book, A Conservationist Manifesto. According to the author, the greatest challenge facing our society is to shift from a consumption oriented society to one focused on caretaking. Sanders will share his description of a truly sustainable economy, responsibilities of the current generation for future generations and Earth’s other species and the concept of a good life given the current ecological calamity and widespread human suffering. A question and answer time will follow the author’s presentation.
Sanders is the author of 20 books of fiction and nonfiction for which he has won numerous awards. The best of his essays from the past thirty years, plus nine new essays, are collected in Earth Works, published in 2012 by Indiana University Press. He has been honored with the Lannan Literary Award, the John Burroughs Essay Award, the Mark Twain Award, the Cecil Woods Award for Nonfiction, the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. A Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at Indiana University, Sanders taught from 1971-2009.
The event is open to the public. For more information, call 846-4912 or visit www.stmarkscarmel.org/green.