Reception, Reading, and Book Signing with Abbie Gascho Landis: "Immersion: Diving into the Stories of Science"

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Abbie Gascho Landis, winner of the 2015 CDS Documentary Essay Prize for Writing, will be reading from her newly published book "Immersion: The Science and Mystery of Freshwater Mussels."

The CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in documentary photography + writing in alternating years. The focus is on current or recently completed work from a long-term project. The winning essay for writing in 2015, "Immersion: Our Native Mussels and Bodies of Freshwater," was submitted by Abbie Gascho Landis, a writer and veterinarian in Cobleskill, New York. For six years, Landis snorkeled in creeks, explored large rivers, visited laboratories, and interviewed biologists in order to document "these remarkable animals."

Read more about Abbie Gascho Landis' prizewinning essay here:

Abbie Gascho Landis writes a blog, and is a veterinarian at the Cobleskill Veterinary Clinic in Cobleskill, New York. Landis has received an Arthur DeLong Writing Award and was a finalist for the Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Award in 2013. She has a bachelor's degree in English and biology from Goshen College and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Ohio State University.


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