Matthew Dickerson & Courtney Allenson

Book Release Event
Friday, August 31, 7 p.m.

Middlebury author and Middlebury College professor Matthew Dickerson will present A Tale of Three Rivers: Of Wooly Buggers, Bowling Balls, Cigarette Butts, and the Future of Appalachian Brook Trout.

In the second volume of his "Heartstreams" series, Dickerson takes his readers from an Applachian trout stream in western North Carolina where wild trout are reduced to sipping cigarette butts, up through his home state of Vermont where development and the ski industry threaten the state's iconic pastoral riversides, and finally into western Maine to a once dead river that has returned to life. The tale takes us not only to the three eponymous rivers, but to other nearby streams and waters. Though neither an historical nor as scientific text, the writing is informed by both, and as readers are drawn through the tale, they will grow in their own understanding of both stream ecology and the history of human habitation and consumption. The book is illustrated by original prints from New Haven, Vermont artist Courtney Allenson.

A short reading or discussion by Dickerson will be followed up by Allenson discussing her original trout artwork and her process.


Event date: 
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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A Tale of Three Rivers:: Of Wooly Buggers, Bowling Balls, Cigarette Butts, and the Future of Appalachian Brook Trout (Heartstreams #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781609404574
Availability: Special Order
Published: Wings Press - September 1st, 2018

Trout in the Desert: On Fly Fishing, Human Habits, and the Cold Waters of the Arid Southwest (Heartstreams) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609404857
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wings Press - October 1st, 2015

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