Sunday, March 17
Orion Magazine
An Orion Reading at the Intersection of Nature and Culture
Hosted by Hannah Fries, with Andrea Cohen, Melissa Holbrook Pierson, and Ginger Strand
Kellogg Music Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, 3–5 p.m.

Join us for this multigenre reading with Orion magazine essayists Ginger Strand and Melissa Holbrook Pierson and poet Andrea Cohen. Orion is a locally based magazine with an international readership, focusing on the connections between nature and culture, people and place.

Hannah Fries is associate editor and poetry editor of Orion magazine. A graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, her own work has appeared in the Massachusetts Review, Calyx, upstreet, and other journals.


Andrea Cohen is the author of the poetry collections Kentucky Derby, Long Division, and The Cartographer’s Vacation. Her work has appeared in Poetry, the Atlantic Monthly, the Threepenny Review, the Hudson Review, and elsewhere. She directs the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, MA.

Melissa Holbrook Pierson is the author of four works of nonfiction: The Perfect Vehicle, Dark Horses and Black Beauties, The Place You Love Is Gone, and The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing. She has written for magazines as varied as the Nation, Salon, and Orion.   [Photo by Jenna Knudsen Brantmeyer]


Ginger Strand is the author of three books, most recently Killer on the Road, a history of our interstate highways and the killers who have haunted them. She writes for a wide range of magazines, including Orion, where she is a contributing editor.    [Photo by Orianna Riley]