Writers Salon – Daniel Payne
February 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Daniel Payne, fiction author, will read from his recent book Orion on the Dunes: A Biography of Henry Beston.

Daniel Payne is a Distinguished Teaching Professor at SUNY College at Oneonta who teaches courses in creative writing, American Literature, and Environmental Literature. In 2012 Dr. Payne was honored with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Prior to teaching at SUNY Oneonta, he earned a J.D. at Albany Law School, and his experience as a practicing attorney included service as Counsel to the New York State Senate Transportation Committee. He then completed his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University at Buffalo, where his dissertation was a multidisciplinary study of American Nature Writing and Environmental Politics. His book-length works include Voices in the Wilderness: American Nature Writing and Environmental Politics (1996); The Palgrave Environmental Reader (2005); Writing the Land: John Burroughs and His Legacy (2008); and Why Read Thoreau’s Walden? (2013). His most recent book, Orion on the Dunes: A Biography of Henry Beston, was published by David R. Godine in the fall of 2016. Dan is currently working on a novel, The Moon as Seen From Paradox, which is set in a small town in upstate New York during the ten days of the Apollo 11 moon landing in July 1969.

Writers Salon takes place the 3rd Thursday each month. Readings begin promptly at 7:30 pm (please arrive by 7:15). Beginning with open mic, guests are encouraged to read personal works in this casual & welcoming environment (open mic is limited to 5 minutes per reader). Afterwards, enjoy a reading and presentation by a featured published author. Free & Open to the public. Donations greatly appreciated. Refreshments Served.