Event will feature Minnesota authors discussing how fiction can increase awareness of social issues | Science Museum of Minnesota

Field Notes
Field Notes

Event will feature Minnesota authors discussing how fiction can increase awareness of social issues

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Posted by
Greg Seitz

Sarah Stonich and Shawn Otto

Novel Activism: A Conversation with Shawn Otto and Sarah Stonich
Thursday, November 9
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Hardwood Creek Library - Rooms 1203 & 1204
19955 Forest Road North
Forest Lake, MN 55025

Readers of Dr. Seuss to Margaret Atwood to Neil deGrasse Tyson understand that books help shape our understanding of the world. Lauded Minnesota authors Sarah Stonich and Shawn Otto will discuss how, as storytellers of narrative fiction, they endeavor to bring awareness to issues while engaging readers.

How do they address issues of social justice, policy, and our environment through creative prose and award‐winning nonfiction? Audience participation is encouraged ‐ come with questions!

Sarah Stonich is the author of The Ice ChorusThese Granite IslandsShelter: Off The Grid In The Mostly Magnetic North, and Vacationland. In 2018, Vacationland will be followed by Laurentian Divide. This past summer, Sarah was an Artist at Pine Needles, a residency program of the St. Croix Watershed Research Station.

Shawn Otto is a screenwriter, novelist, speaker and science advocate. He wrote and co‐produced the movie House of Sand and Fog. He is the author of Sins of Our FathersThe War on Science and Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America.

Presented by the St. Croix Watershed Research Station and Washington County Libraries.