Earth Day Writing Event April 22

Save the date for an Earth Day celebration of words, water and a very special award. “Of Thirst, Beauty and Vision: Writing to Save Our Waters” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, April 22 at the Building E auditorium. Hear from four Gainesville authors who write about water and have won Florida Book Awards – Cynthia Barnett (“Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S.”), Jack E. Davis (“An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century”), Lola Haskins (“Still, the Mountain”) and Margaret Ross Tolbert (AQUIFERious”).

Ron Cunningham will be presented with The Vision Award of Florida’s Eden in recognition of his many years of support for Florida’s waters. Cunningham is a retired editorial page editor for The Gainesville Sun and now works as the executive director of BikeFlorida.

This event will be taking place on campus directly after the showing of “Cane Toads,” the final installment of Sustainable Santa Fe’s Spring Film Series.

The sponsors of “Of Thirst, Beauty and Vision” are Florida’s Eden, The Blue Path, Santa Fe College, Alta, Florida Humanities Council, Primavera, Pais Home and Garden LLC and Doug Smith and Beth Davis.

For more information, contact Barbara Little-Harsh at 352-381-3850 or barbara.little-harsh@sfcollege.edu.