Author, photographer and naturalist Fred First will presentÂ One Place, Understood: Belonging in Nature, Place, and Community onÂ November 14th, 7:00 pmÂ at the Bent Mountain Center 10148 Tinsley Lane, Bent Mountain, VA.
His digital nature and landscape photography help tell the stories of our relationship to place, nature and community, pointing toward a planetary ethic that he calls a Personal Ecology.
In the hour-long program,Â First will present a “visual essay” from his photographic vision of belonging, a chapter from theÂ “natural history of a biology watcher.”
First holds masters degrees in vertebrate zoology and physical therapy from Alabama universities, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession.
His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, in our natural diversity, social capital and Appalachian culture, old and new. His books and photographic note cards from Floyd County will be available for purchase at the event by cash or personal check.
Fred has maintained a daily photo-blog, Fragments from Floyd, for more than eleven years. He has been a biweekly columnist for the Floyd Press and Roanoke’s Star Sentinel and a contributing essayist for WVTF.
The program will offer opportunity for discussion. Light refreshments will be served.Â Admission is free.