Thu, October 12 2017
  • THU

    Tree Phenology Walk Series

    Thursday Oct 12
    10:30 am - 11 am

    Cayuga Nature Center
    1420 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Tree Phenology Walk Series | Cayuga Nature Center
    Every Thursday through November 2, 2017, 
10:30 – 11:00 am
    Free for members, included with regular admission
    Join the Cayuga Nature Center for our series of weekly citizen science walks to observe and collect data on seasonal changes in trees. Rain or shine, we will monitor when buds break, leaves emerge, flowers bloom, fruits ripen, and when leaves change color and fall.
    The data we will collect will be sent to the USA National Phenology Network, which makes it available to researchers who are trying to understand the biological mechanisms behind seasonal changes and how they are influenced by a changing climate.
    Note: Weekly walks may be subject to schedule changes. Questions? Contact Ingrid at
    Presented with support from the Park Foundation.


  • THU

    Reading by Marlon James, Novelist

    Thursday Oct 12
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, G70 Klarman Hall, Cornell University

    Cornell Dept. of English / Creative Writing Program presents:

    Reading by Marlon James, Novelist

    Marlon James won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for A Brief History of Seven Killings, making him the first Jamaican author to take home the U.K.’s most prestigious literary award. In addition, A Brief History of Seven Killings won the American Book Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Prize, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, the Minnesota Book Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is in the process of adapting the work into an HBO television series. James’ first novel, John Crow’s Devil, became a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize, as well as a New York Times Editor’s Choice. His second novel, The Book of Night Women, won the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Minnesota Book Award, and was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction, as well as an NAACP Image Award. James’ short fiction and nonfiction have been anthologized in Bronx Noir, The Book of Men: Eighty Writers on How to Be a Man and elsewhere, and have appeared in Esquire, Granta, Harper’s, The Caribbean Review of Books and other publications. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and teaches English and creative writing at Macalester College.

    Books by Marlon James will be available for purchase at the reading thanks to Ithaca’s local cooperative bookstore, Buffalo Street Books.

    This event is the fourth & final installment in the Fall 2017 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series. Please join the Dept. of English / Creative Writing Program for our annual Philip Freund Prize for Creative Writing Alumni Reading on Nov. 2.

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