Bard writing and literature faculty members Celia Bland and Susan Fox Rogers came over to Simon’s Rock to read their work as part of this year’s Festival.

Celia Bland

Celia Bland read powerful poetry about her ancestry and family legacies that persist into the present.

Susan Fox Rogers read from her new memoir, My Reach, which combines environmental and nature writing about her kayaking experiences on the Hudson River, with the narrative of her parents’ deaths and her grieving process.

Susan Fox Rogers

Both writers held the audience’s rapt attention, and engaged in lively discussion afterwards.