The Peter Matthiessen Center invites you to an evening celebrating the author’s love of birds. Peter Matthiessen, one of the great figures in American literature, died in 2014. Over the course of his sixty-odd year career, he wrote thirty-five books and was the only author to win the National Book Award for both fiction and non-fiction.
The event will feature remarks from:
- George Archibald
- Subhankar Banerjee
- Stephen Brown (Manomet)
- Christoph Irmscher
- David Wilcove
- Carl Safina & more
Hosted by Alex Matthiessen
Space is limited, please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Peter Matthiessen Center will be a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. It will serve to help preserve the literary and cultural history of the East End, as well as function as a place where writers, activists, and spiritual leaders can gather. It will be a valuable addition to the Hamptons community, providing jobs for staff, teaching opportunities for school groups, and exhibits for residents and visitors. The property itself will be restored to its former condition—an enchanting mix of historic buildings, cultivated gardens, and natural habitat. The last will provide a vital educational tool in promoting Matthiessen’s lifetime commitment to protecting wildlife.