Time & Location
Mar 01, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
About the Event
On Tuesday, March 1st at noon, please join us as we welcome acclaimed author Janisse Ray for a virtual presentation about her latest book, "Wild Spectacle: Seeking Wonder in a World Beyond Humans." Zoom link to follow.
From overwintering with monarch butterflies in Mexico to counting birds in Belize, the stories in Wild Spectacle capture Ray's luckiest moments—ones of heart-pounding amazement, the discovery of romance, and moving toward living more wisely. In Ray's worst moments she crosses boundaries to encounter danger and embrace sadness. Wild Spectacle explores our first home, the wild earth, and invites us to question its known and unknown beauties and curiosities.
Janisse Ray is an American writer whose favorite subject is the borderland of nature and culture. Ray has won an American Book Award, Pushcart Prize, Southern Bookseller Awards, Southern Environmental Law Center Writing Awards, Nautilus Award, an Eisenberg Award, among others. She has been inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. Her first book, Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, was a New York Times Notable Book. Her eighth, Wild Spectacle, was released in October 2021. Free and open to the public.