March 26, 2016 - 5:00pm
Prairie Lights

North Liberty publisher Steve Semken of Ice Cube Press will be joined by contributors Taylor Brorby, John Kenyon, Tyler Priest and Amy Weldon, who will read from Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America. This stunning new anthology brings together a choir of established and emerging writers, giving voice to the complexities of hydraulic fracturing across the United States. During a time in which so much information is known about fracking, artful writing is needed to move the public consciousness and national conversation towards better land practices. In the tradition of Wallace Stegner's This is Dinosaur, Terry Tempest Williams and Stephen Trimble's Testimony, and Rick Bass and David James Duncan's The Heart of the MonsterFracture braids together essays, poems, and fiction to help bring new understanding to the plight of fracking.