Emergence Magazine Online Book Club

A virtual discussion of Braiding Sweetgrass
Emergence Magazine Braiding Sweetgrass book club
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 12:00pm
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The Emergence Magazine Online Book Club will kick off with contributor Robin Wall Kimmerer’s acclaimed, best-selling book Braiding Sweetgrass. Throughout the month of April, participants will meet online once a week to discuss a portion of the book with staff writer Chelsea Steinauer-Scudder. For the final session, Robin Wall Kimmerer will join us in a live conversation and Q&A hosted by author Robert Macfarlane.

We are offering 10% off the price of the book. Use coupon code EMERGENCE when checking out.

Register for the free book club here.


About Braiding Sweetgrass

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. In a rich braid of reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.

In these difficult times, we are working to support not only our wider community online but our local community as well. If you plan to purchase a copy of the book, consider ordering from our beloved local bookstore and partner, Point Reyes Books. Like all independent bookstores, now more than ever, they need our support. They have had to close their doors to the public indefinitely due to this pandemic, but are processing online orders and offering shipping for just $0.99. For Emergence Online Book Club members, they are offering a 10% discount (use code: EMERGENCE at checkout):

Dates and Times

Apr 2, 2020 12:00 PM
Apr 9, 2020 12:00 PM
Apr 16, 2020 12:00 PM
Apr 23, 2020 12:00 PM
Apr 30, 2020 12:00 PM

Braiding Sweetgrass Cover Image
ISBN: 9781571313560
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - September 1st, 2014