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Essayist and pianist join on May 1 to explore words and music

04/16/2013

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Naturalist, philosopher and essayist Kathleen Dean Moore of Oregon State University will join OSU concert pianist Rachelle McCabe in a celebration of the music of words and the words of music on Wednesday, May 1, at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library,

The free, public presentation begins at 7 p.m., with a book signing to follow. The event marks the publication of a new edition of Moore’s collection of essays, Holdfast: At Home in the Natural World.

Moore and McCabe will mix it up with Simon and Garfunkel. They’ll explore what it means to love a child through music, words, and an old lullaby. Moore will read old favorites like “Howling with Strangers” and “The Song of the Canyon Wren,” and new works about such things as the best songs to sing to bears.

The re-issue of Holdfast, which includes a new afterword by the author, is part of the OSU Press’ Northwest Reprints series. The series was established to keep classic works of fiction and nonfiction in print.

The event is supported by Grass Roots Books & Music, The Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Library, The Spring Creek Project, and OSU Press.

More information about Holdfast is available at: http://osupress.oregonstate.edu/book/holdfast

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