Saturday, May 20, 2017, Crex Meadows Bird Festival. Doreen will discuss Platte River habitat and the sandhill crane migration. She’ll also offer tips on taking notes in the field and using those notes to forge a deeper connection to the natural world.
Six Corners of Nebraska, presented by the Nebraska Writers Guild. On Sunday, July 2, Doreen will read from This River Beneath the Sky at the Big Springs Corner segment of the Six Corners of Nebraska Series. 12:30 – 5:00 p.m., Lincoln County Historical Museum, 2403 N. Buffalo Bill Ave., North Platte.
Nebraska Book Festival, Saturday, July 15. As part of “Good Books Fast” (2:30-3:15 p.m.), Doreen will attempt to describe This River Beneath the Sky in four minutes flat and, assuming the pitch is successful, will sign books afterward. In addition, Doreen will join other members of the Nebraska Writers Guild at the guild’s exhibit table. Union Plaza, N. 21st Street, Lincoln.
On Thursday, September 28, Doreen will discuss Platte River habitat and conservation and will read selections from This River Beneath the Sky for the Portage Center for the Arts Brown Bag lunch series (12:00-1:00 p.m.), 201 E. Cook Street, Portage, Wisconsin.
On Thursday, April 27, 2017 Doreen spoke at the Ice Age Trail Alliance annual meeting about Platte River habitat and conservation.
Waupaca Area Public Library Lunch and Learn Series: On Tuesday, April 11, Doreen was at the library in Waupaca, Wisconsin to discuss Platte River habitat and conservation.
On Wednesday, March 15, as part of the Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center’s “Wild About Nebraska Speaker Series — Writer Wednesdays,” Doreen discussed her book, and the history of conservation on the Platte River.
On Saturday, March 11, Doreen was at The Solid Rock bookstore in downtown Kearney, Nebraska to sign copies of This River Beneath the Sky and visit with people about the sandhill crane migration and Platte River habitat.
Doreen was at the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney, Nebraska on Tuesday, March 7, to join MONA’s Not Just A Book Club in a discussion of This River Beneath the Sky.
Doreen was at Justin Trails Resort in rural Sparta, Wisconsin on Saturday, February 25, for a workshop on “Finding a Story in Field Notes.”
On Wednesday, February 15, Doreen spoke at the Coulee Region Audubon Society’s monthly meeting about “Nebraska’s River of Cranes and the Grassroots Campaign that Saved It.” Coulee Region Audubon’s meetings, which are open to the public, are held in the Ho-Chunk Nation Building, 724 Main St., La Crosse.
Thursday, October 20, 6:30 p.m. At the Baraboo Public Library, 230 Fourth Street, Doreen discussed Nebraska’s Platte River — the ecosystem that provides spring migration habitat for a half-million sandhill cranes, the waters that are crucial to the local economy, and the people who work to balance the many demands placed on the river. The discussion included readings from This River Beneath the Sky: A Year on the Platte.
On Saturday, August 27 and Saturday, October 15, Doreen was at Readers Realm Gallery of New & Gently Used Books, Gifts, and Whimsy in Montello to talk about This River Beneath the Sky and the sandhill crane migration on the Platte River. Readers Realm is at 147 E. Montello Street, Montello, Wisconsin.
August 6, 2016. At a National Park Service centennial celebration in John Muir County Park, Doreen and artist Todd Persche led a discussion on Artists and Nature. The event was hosted by the NPS Ice Age National Scenic Trail, the Ice Age Trail Alliance, and Wisconsin Friends of John Muir.
June 17, 2016. As part of the Aldo Leopold Foundation’s Brown Bag Lunch series, Doreen spoke about “Finding a Story in Field Notes.”
April 8, 2016. “Writing It Down.” At the Wilton Public Library in Wilton, Wisconsin, Doreen led a discussion on tips techniques for keeping and using field notes.
March 27, 2016. A reading from This River Beneath the Sky at the Crane Trust Visitor Center. Doreen joined visitors in the morning observation blind.
March 26, 2016. Doreen spoke at the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary about the history of the sanctuary and habitat conservation on the Platte River.
March 19, 2016. At Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival in Kearney, Nebraska, Doreen spoke about keeping field notes in a talk called “Writing it Down.” Afterward, she signed copies of This River Beneath the Sky: A Year on the Platte.
“Nebraska’s River of Cranes and the Grassroots Campaign that Saved It.” March 15, 2016. Doreen spoke at the Madison Audubon Society’s member meeting about Platte River habitat and about conservation efforts since the 1970s to protect that habitat.
March 12, 2016. Doreen read from This River Beneath the Sky at Elroy, Wisconsin’s beautiful public library. Hosted by Friends of the Library.
“Mid-State and the Grassroots Campaign to Save the Platte: A Look Back and a Look at the Outcome.” March 10, 2016. Doreen spoke at Wachiska Audubon Society‘s monthly meeting about the campaign in the 1970s to prevent a major irrigation project on the central Platte River. Opposition to the Mid-State Reclamation Project brought together a diverse team of activists: groups of farmers, hunters, and newly formed Audubon chapters — including Wachiska Audubon.
February 21, 2016. Doreen read from This River Beneath the Sky: A Year on the Platte at Arcadia Books in Spring Green, Wisconsin.
February 20, 2016. The Friends of Necedah National Wildlife Refuge hosted WILD Arts at the Refuge, featuring a reading by Doreen from This River Beneath the Sky and a discussion and exhibit by photographer Jim Backus.
February 9, 2016. The University of Nebraska-Kearney English Department and Reynolds Reading Series hosted a reading from This River Beneath the Sky: A Year on the Platte at UNK’s historic Frank House.
February 5, 2016. Friends gathered at the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary to mark the publication of This River Beneath the Sky: A Year on the Platte.