Dan Chapman In Conversation with Tommy Tomlinson








Join author Dan Chapman as he discusses his new book A Road Running Southward with Tommy Tomlinson at an in-person event on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 7 pm.


We want to celebrate Dan Chapman and his new book, A Road Running Southward, with an in-person event at 7 pm on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. You will be able to purchase the book and have it signed by the author.



In 1867, John Muir set out on foot to explore the botanical wonders of the South, from Kentucky to Florida. One hundred and fifty years later, veteran Atlanta reporter Dan Chapman recreated Muir’s journey to see for himself how nature has fared since Muir’s time. He uses humor, keen observation, and a deep love of place to celebrate the South’s natural riches. But he laments the long-simmering struggles over misused resources and seeks to discover how Southerners might balance surging population growth with protecting the natural beauty Muir found so special. A Road Running Southward is part travelogue, part environmental cri de coeur—a passionate appeal to save one of the loveliest and most biodiverse regions of the world by understanding what we have to lose if we do nothing.



Author Bio:

Dan Chapman is a writer, reporter, and lover of the outdoors. He grew up in Washington DC and Tokyo, the son of a newspaperman and an English teacher. He worked for Congressional Quarterly, The Winston-Salem Journal, The Charlotte Observer, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has also reported from Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. He currently writes stories about conservation in the South for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


Moderator Bio: 

Tommy Tomlinson is the author of the memoir The Elephant in the Room, about life as an overweight man in a growing America. He’s working on a new book about the Westminster Dog Show. Tommy is the host of the podcast “SouthBound” at WFAE, Charlotte’s NPR news station, and he also does weekly commentaries for the station. He has written for publications including Esquire, ESPN the Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, Garden & Gun, and many others. He spent 23 years as a reporter and local columnist for the Charlotte Observer, where he was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in commentary. He has taught at colleges, workshops and conferences across the country. He’s a graduate of the University of Georgia and was a 2008-09 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. Tommy and his wife, Alix Felsing, live in Charlotte.






Event date: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
A Road Running Southward: Following John Muir's Journey through an Endangered Land By Dan Chapman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781642831948
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Published: Island Press - May 26th, 2022