Science and Fiction from Fracking
Science and Fiction from Fracking - Sunday, January 27th at 3:00 p.m.
Presentations of current work by Chris Grant, a biologist at Juniata College who has been conducting research on the impacts of fracking on various forms of life in Pennsylvania's streams, and Kimi Cunningham Grant, author of a literary mystery that takes place in a small Pennsylvania community involved in fracking.
Chris Grant Bio:Chris Grant is a biologist who has spent the last fifteen years conducting research to help conserve stream ecosystems and Eastern Brook Trout populations in the Northeast. He has a particular interest in Pennsylvania streams, and he has devoted the past several years to studying and writing about the effects of hydraulic fracturing on aquatic ecosystems across the state. He is a biology professor at Juniata College, where he enjoys teaching both introductory and upper-level courses in biology and ecology. Chris earned his doctorate and master’s at the Pennsylvania State University. During his free time, he enjoys hiking, biking, fishing, and exploring with his wife and two sons.
Kimi Cunngingham Grant Bio: Kimi Cunningham Grant is the author of two books. Silver Like Dust is a memoir chronicling her Japanese-American grandparents and their internment during World War II. Her second book, Fallen Mountains, is a literary mystery set in a small town in Pennsylvania, where fracking has just begun. It will be released in January, 2019. Kimi is a two-time winner of a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Prize in Poetry and a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship in creative nonfiction. Her poems and essays have appeared in Literary Mama, RATTLE, Poet Lore, and Whitefish Review. She studied English at Bucknell University, Messiah College, and Oxford University. She lives, writes, and teaches in Pennsylvania. You can find her at https://www.kimicunninghamgrant.com/3:00 p.m.