Dragonfly Books will host local writers Jon Jensen and Amy Weldon as they discuss the new anthology, Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America, Wednesday, March 9, at 7 p.m., at the bookstore.

As contributing writers, Jensen and Weldon will read selections from Fracture, share their stories, and sign books at the event.

Including the voices of over 50 writers, Fracture (Ice Cube Press, 2016) explores the complexities of fracking through first-hand experience, investigative journalism, story-telling and verse.

This anthology exposes fracking’s effects on local communities as well as its global impacts. Edited by Taylor Brorby and Stefanie Brook Trout, Fracture braids together poetry and prose to help envision a new course for energy development.

Jon Jensen
Jon Jensen directs the Center for Sustainable Communities and teaches Environmental Studies at Luther College. He has a PhD in philosophy and is the co-author of Questions That Matter: An Invitation to Philosophy as well as numerous essays in environmental philosophy and sustainability.

Jensen lives on a small acreage near the Upper Iowa River with his wife and two daughters.

Amy Weldon
A native Alabamian, Amy Weldon is associate professor of English at Luther College. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared many places, including Best Travel Writing 2012 (Sola Press), Cornbread Nation 2: The Best of Southern Food Writing (UNC Press), and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

She blogs on sustainability, spirit, and self-reliance at The Cheapskate Intellectual, cheapskateintellectual.wordpress.com.

This event is free and open to the public.

To learn more about this and other events at Dragonfly Books, visit dragonflybooks.com, or contact the bookstore at events@dragonflybooks.com or by calling 563-382-4275.