In the spirit of exploring great WNC writing and writers, we are reprising our popular LitCafe series with author Danny Bernstein, author of DuPont Forest: A History. About the Book: How did an industrial site become a forest attracting hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers from all over the United States? The story involves Southern Appalachian grit and self-reliance, a multinational company’s generosity, the tenacity of local heroes, and a forest protecting thousands of acres of trees, five lakes, six waterfalls and miles of trails. DuPont Forest also has many artifacts that were created before the land became a state forest. DuPont Forest is young, and its future is still unfolding in the news, maps, and trails. We will discuss the history of DuPont Forest from its Revolutionary War land grant past to the wonderful forest we now enjoy. Copies of the book are available at local bookstores. You do not have to have read the book to attend, but it is encouraged! About the Author: Danny is a hiker, hike leader, and outdoor writer. She’s completed the Appalachian Trail, all the trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the South beyond 6000, and the Mountains-to-Sea Trail across North Carolina and three Caminos de Santiago. Currently, she leads hikes for Carolina Mountain Club, Friends of the Smokies, and the Asheville Camino group. She’s written five outdoor books. In her previous life, she was in computer science, way before computers were cool, first as a software developer, then as a professor of computer science. Danny’s motto is “No place is too far to walk if you have the time.” A link and instructions to view the live webinar will be sent to all registrants the week of the event. A recorded version of the webinar will be available to registrants unable to attend the live event one day after the event.
Cost: Free for members of WNCHA (If you are uncertain of your WNCHA membership status, please email firstname.lastname@example.org); $5 for nonmembers.