Kingwood Center Gardens
Kathryn Aalto, best-selling author of The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh
“Aalto’s lovely book provides two great pleasures: a visit to the actual wild spots that inform the fictional Pooh world and a chance to slip into our memories of the books themselves.”—The Washington Post
"A vivid guide to the 6,000 acres of Ashdown Forest in England, a landscape celebrated by A.A. Milne and illustrator E.H. Shepard as the make-believe Hundred Acre Wood where Christopher Robin and their friends had their adventures." —The New York Times
"Lavishly illustrated with superb photographs as well as reproductions of the delightfully familiar Shepard illustrations...an affectionate book written with enthusiasm." — The Wall Street Journal
In this vivid keynote lecture, Kathryn Aalto takes us on an illuminating adventure through the most beloved setting in literature. Along the way, we learn the backstory of A. A. Milne’s classic books, re-think the changing nature of childhood, and discover the rare Ashdown Forest (a.k.a. Hundred Acre Wood) where A. A. Milne walked with Christopher Robin. Part travelogue and natural history, the lecture weaves history with humor, birdsong and booklore as we learn how the masterful Winnie-the-Pooh books are field guides for 21st-century Christopher Robins — hymns to those days of doing Nothing yet learning Everything.
Following the lecture, enjoy a free Honey Wine tasting!
WHEN: Saturday, June 24th
COST: FREE (with paid admission)
We kindly ask that you RSVP by clicking here.
Seats are limited!
This event is generously funded by The Swack Family
For children, check out A Walk in Winnie's Footsteps held earlier in the day.