Both a poetry reading and a sure-to-be interesting conversation about place, landscape, climate, and the ways humans shape and are shaped by environment, Further Landscapes assembles a nice lineup of authors—between Clair Dunlap, Lara Mimosa Montes, and Timothy Otte, there’s several State Arts Grants, notable publications, fellowships and residencies— to tackle the deep discussion. Thursday, August 15th, 7 PM. Free. —Tracy Oxford

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