The NEHS Advisory Council is very happy to announce that the fall 2023 semester will kick-off with an opportunity for NEHS student members and Chapter Advisors to participate in an exclusive NEHS webinar with US Poet Laureate Ada Limón in September.
Limón is the 24th US Poet Laureate and the author of six books of poetry including the highly acclaimed The Hurting Kind, which NPR noted was “One of the best books of the year, 2022.” NEHS agrees with Limón that “Poetry is elemental, necessary, and deeply human.” To that end, not only will NEHS be offering student members and Chapter Advisors the opportunity to meet Limón at the webinar but will also be organizing a poetry writing and performance contest inspired by her work. Look out for more details soon!
The Advisory Council has announced that the 2024 NEHS Common Reader will be Kayte Nunn‘s The Botanist’s Daughter. Scholarship applicants and general readers will have the opportunity to speak with the award-winning writer during a webinar in late October. This will provide a unique opportunity for students and Chapter Advisors to learn more about the inspiration for the novel and Nunn’s creative process—all details which will, hopefully, feed into the scholarship competition essays submitted by senior student members.
Nunn will also be writing an “author question,” which will be included among the scholarship essay prompts. We are looking forward to reading many essays inspired and guided by the opportunity to meet the author at the webinar.
We look forward to seeing student members and Chapter Advisors at both these events.
Webinar dates and registration links for both events will be made available in mid-August.