On Thursday, Oct. 26. Mississippi University for Women’s Forum Series hosted by the Gordy Honors College welcomes Margaret Renkl, author and contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, where her essays appear each Monday.

Renkl will discuss her new book, “The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year,” which offers 52 chapters following the creatures and plants in her yard over the course of a year. As she takes readers through the seasons, she delights in the ongoing pleasures of the natural world and expresses sorrow at a shifting climate. The book includes 52 original color artworks by the author’s brother Billy Renkl and has already received numerous accolades, including being named a Good Housekeeping November Book Club Pick and an October Library Reads Pick.

Renkl is also the author of the award-winning books “Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss (2019)” and “Graceland, at Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache From the American South (2021).”
At The W, she will be in conversation with Randi Robison, known locally as “Ranger Randi” and now natural resource program manager with the US Army Corps of Engineers.

“The Comfort of Crows” is available at Friendly City Books and The W’s campus bookstore The Book End.
The event begins at 6 p.m. in Nissan Auditorium on The W campus and is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow.

For more information, please email honors@muw.edu, call (662) 241-6850, or visit http://web.muw.edu/honors/forum.

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Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.

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