Saturday, June 4, 2011 1-3 p.m.
Garden Writers in the Garden
Three very different writers, each with a unique point-of-view, narrative voice, and personal passion, yet all good friends, come together for an afternoon at Living in the Garden. They are drawn by a budding friendship with kindred spirits, Suzanne St. Pierre and Scotty Thompson, by the awesome sense of place evoked here in the Palouse, and by a mutual love of creative expression through art and horticulture.
Please join us for a rollicking conversation about what draws us to the garden and what we experience once there. You'll meet and hear from:
Lorene Edwards Forkner, former nursery owner (Fremont Gardens, Seattle) and two-time gold medal winner for her displays at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. Lorene is the author of several books, including her forthcoming Handmade Garden Style, which will be released by Timber Books later this year. Her blog, www.plantedathome.com, celebrates "A Good & Delicious Life" in the Northwest. Lorene will demonstrate one of the many clever and inspiring DIY projects from her new book and she will talk about what on her blog she describes as "the really good part: getting to blend our passions into a delicious whole."
Mary Ann Newcomer, scribe-scout-and-speaker, blogs at www.gardensofthewildwildwest.com and appears regularly as the "Dirt Diva" on the River Radio, 94.9 in Boise. Her articles on gardening appear in MaryJane's Farm. A native daughter of Idaho, Mary Ann has been growing plants since she was a small child who delighted in her first plot of radishes and their first sets of heart-shaped-leaves. Mary Ann is the editor of the forthcoming book, Rocky Mountain Gardener's Guide, which will be published by Cool Springs Press in 2012. Says Mary Ann: "My heart is here in the Wild Wild West. I believe in honoring genus loci, or, the Spirit of the Place." You'll hear her speak on one of her favorite themes: "Pioneering Gardening Techniques: Why Heirloom Gardens Still Work Today."
Copies of the speakers' books will be available for purchase and signing at LITG.