Join bestselling author Kathryn Aalto to discuss her book, The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood. She will take you on an illustrated journey to learn about one of the best known and loved natural settings, the Hundred Acre Wood of A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner.
Kathryn Aalto is a writer, landscape designer, garden historian and lecturer who for the past twenty five years has written about “places where nature and culture intersect.” The popular speaker and storyteller has a special interest in the geography of childhood and literary landscapes. In her two books, The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood (2015) and Nature and Human Invention, Ms. Aalto has written about places that inspired the stories along with the real forest’s rare flora and fauna. “In writing and design,” Ms. Aalto remarks, “both knit narratives — one with plants, the other with words.” She lectures in England and the United States. She also teaches a range of literary and landscape courses.
WHEN: Monday, March 12, 7:00 PM
WHERE: Main Library, 6 Monteith Drive
This program is being held in partnership with the Farmington Garden Club, which promotes knowledge of horticulture, floral and landscape design, and participates in beautification, civic, community and conservation projects in Farmington, Connecticut.