The Slow Walker Author to Speak at Desmond-Fish

North discusses his essays on walks in the woods June 16

The cover of The Slow Walker

The cover of The Slow Walker

Dan North, author of the book The Slow Walker, will speak at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison on Tuesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. The Slow Walker is a compilation of 52 essays describing his walks in the woods. Copies of his book will be available to purchase and refreshments will be served.

North was born in New York City in 1935. After graduating from college in 1955 he hitchhiked and drove around the U.S. for four years, working mainly in construction. From 1959 until his retirement from full-time work in 1999, he was a reporter on daily newspapers and editor of a labor union magazine. He is now a part-time writer, editor and teacher. He has taught journalism at City College of New York since 1998. He is the co-author of Not for Bread Alone (Cornell University Press, 2002), the memoir of hospital union leader Moe Foner. North and his wife live near the Hudson River in Jersey City.

To learn more about North and to read some of his essays, visit his web page.

The Desmond-Fish Library is located at 472 Route 403 (at the corner of 9D) in Garrison. For more information about the library’s upcoming programs, visit or call 845-424-3020.

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