16559172811_74f9be7095_mWinona State University will host authors James Armstrong and Kim Chapman reading from their book “Nature, Culture and Two Friends Talking” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in Haake Hall Conference Center.

Armstrong is a professor of poetry, film and literature of the environment at Winona State. He is also the author of two books of poetry, “Monument in a Summer Hat (New Issues Press) and “Blue Lash” (Milkweed Press). Chapman is a consulting ecologist with Applied Ecological Services. He has worked on hundreds of projects in the Midwest that try to find the balance between conservation and development. He is the co-author and editor of “Valley of Grass” (North Star Press).

“Nature, Culture and Two Friends Talking” (North Star Press 2015) is in part the story of a friendship over thirty years centering on a mutual love of the natural world, and documents the quest of these two authors to understand how to save what they love. These essays, poems and public presentations also document not only the evolution of the authors’ ideas about and expressions of this love, but reflect American culture’s own dialogue about nature and conservation.

For more information, contact James Armstrong jarmstrong@winona.edu