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National Writers Series Preview: Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer

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The summer lineup is set to kick off Thursday, June 10.

They will host Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer. She is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of the bestselling book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants. 

This event is a little different than some past ones hosted by NWS.

This virtual event is ticketed and presented in partnership with , a nonprofit dedicated to protecting and preserving the extraordinary and essential natural resources of the Great Lakes.

Half of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to FLOW to support their mission.

The National Writers Series will also welcome Chairman David M. Arroyo of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians for a blessing at the beginning of our event, and the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park as a community partner.

The four’s Xavier Hershovitz talked with National Writers Series executive director Jillian Manning and the event’s guest host Matthew L.M. Fletcher. Watch their conversation above.

To learn more about the event, .