Apr. 16 |7 PM

Newport Visual
Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive
Newport OR 97365

open mic follows

Admission $8.00

Free to Students

Evelyn Searle Hess

Evelyn Searle Hess

After camping in their woods for sixteen years, author Evelyn Searle Hess and her husband David were ready for some serious nesting. In a quest to build lives in harmony with the planet and all of their fellow earthlings, Hess explores the challenges at various levels of interlocking nests: house, ecosystem, social and economic systems, world community and environment.

At various times a teacher, gardener, garden designer, greenhouse manager, nature guide and nursery owner as well as being a mother, grandmother and now great grandmother, Hess currently weeds, writes and watches wildlife in the Coast Range foothills southwest of Eugene, Oregon. Her book To the Woods: Sinking Roots, Living Lightly, and Finding True Home, OSU Press, won the 2011 WILLA Literary Award for Best Creative Nonfiction.