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Alumnus to share fly-fishing knowledge during environmental series talk

Alfred University (AU) alumnus, poet, writer, and educator Walt Franklin will present “Anchorholds: A Fly-Fisher Reads the Water” as part of Alfred University’s fall semester Environmental Studies Seminar Series.

The discussion will take place on Friday, Nov. 2 at 12:20 p.m. in the Roon Lecture Hall (room 247) of Alfred University’s Science Center. Everyone is welcome to attend, admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

A graduate of the Alfred University class of 1973, Franklin is a naturalist who spent his childhood in the Hudson Valley of New York State. He has since traveled throughout Europe and the American West, writing books such as “River’s Edge: (2008) and “A Rivertop Journal” (2005); much of his poetry has also been published in books and magazines such as Rootdrinker. He notes that he draws inspiration from Bozenkill poet W.W. Christman.

Franklin is an active member of the Genesee Watershed Association, located in Pennsylvania, and of Trout Limited, located in New York.

The Environmental Studies Seminar Series at Alfred University is held every Friday during the fall semester when the University is in session.

Sponsored by the Division of Environmental Studies within Alfred University’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the series brings a range of speakers to the campus, including scientists, activists, and policy-makers, with the mission to better understand our environment and what we can do better to sustain our world.