WHO: North Carolina Humanities is a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Through public humanities programs and grantmaking, NC Humanities serves to connect North Carolinians with cultural experiences that spur dialogue, deepen human connections, and inspire community. Learn more at www.nchumanities.org.

This event is presented in partnership with PEN America Piedmont Chapter.

WHAT: Come discover how journalism and the humanities help foster an informed citizenry.

“Evening Edition: Environmental Journalism in NC” is a virtual and interactive panel discussion that will examine the theme of journalistic truth, found in both of NC Humanities’ 2020-2021 selected Statewide Read book club program novels: The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi and Dry by Jarrod and Neal Shusterman. You do not need to have read the books to attend this event, but you will be inspired to read them after attending!

Our panel of journalists will examine and discuss their experiences of reporting on natural disasters and environmental issues in North Carolina. This event features journalists Adam Wagner, Lisa Sorg, Justin Catanoso, and Jack Igelman in a conversation moderated by NC Humanities board trustee and UNCSA associate professor, Mike Wakeford.

WHEN: March 16, 2021, virtual, 6:30-8:00 PM

COST: Free

WHERE: Register here to attend https://www.eventbrite.com/e/evening-edition-environmental-journalism-in-nc-tickets-128867589429

SIGNIFICANCE: “Our Statewide Read book club discussion program is coming at a critical time in our society when people are actively seeking ways to explore and learn about complex topics,” said Sherry Paula Watkins, Executive Director of North Carolina Humanities. “Even though our selected Statewide Read books, The Water Knife and Dry, are works of fiction, the underlying themes and messages resonate with environmental events we are experiencing today. It is our hope that the Statewide Read brings people together and fosters a meaningful discussion about our environment and how water plays an important role in our communities and our state.”

North Carolina Humanities Disclaimer: The Water Knife contains mature themes, situations, and language which may not be suitable for some readers. The themes and situations in Dry are recommended for readers 12+ and may not be suitable for readers under age 12.

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