Award-winning author Mary Collins to discuss “American Idle” at Shoreline Greenway Trail’s 10th Annual Celebration on May 8

by pbs
April 21, 2012

Award winning author Mary Collins, writer for National Geographic, the Smithsonian, and Discovery Channel, will discuss her latest book, American Idle: A Journey Through Our Sedentary Culture at Shoreline Greenway Trail’s 10th Annual Celebration on Tuesday, May 8 at the Branford Community House. There will be a Members Annual Meeting at 6:45 PM followed by  Ms Collin’s presentation at 7:15 PM. The public is invited.

Collins will highlight the social, cultural, physical and even moral consequences of living in a society that no longer is active in everyday life, and how to integrate movement back into our everyday life.  In this quirky cultural snapshot she visits a potato chip factory and reflects on her own physical habits as an American.

A former part-time faculty member at Johns Hopkins University’s MA in Writing program, Mary Collins now teaches full-time at Central Connecticut State University where she won the 2011 Teaching Award.

At 6:45 PM, the Members Annual Meeting will be held to elect Board members and to recognize outstanding Volunteer Leaders as we celebrate our progress in building a 25-mile Trail through our four shoreline towns from Madison Hammonasset State Park through Guilford, Branford and East Haven to Lighthouse Park on the Eastern shore of New Haven.

Light refreshments will be served.  Branford Community House is located at  46 Church Street, Branford.