What It Means to Be Human: Memoirs Rooted in NatureSaturday, May 7 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
- In-Person Only
Residence Inn Berkeley - Ballroom 1
Three remarkable writers remind us how close we really are to nature, and how wildness speaks a universal language of love, loss, grief, and change. The essays in Suzanne Roberts’ Animal Bodies interrogate how landscapes, ranging from the Amazon rainforest to the Mekong River, can reveal insights about death, desire, and our own animal natures. In The Way Through the Woods , Litt Woon Long, after being widowed, seeks to heal her grief through mushroom hunting. And horticulturist Marco Wilkinson, with his “thrilling debut” (Alta) Madder, examines his own history of being uprooted–-as a queer man and the child of an immigrant single mother–-while planting roots of meaning grounded in his relationship to nature.
The bookstore partner for this session is Pegasus Books! Buy the books online on their website, on Bookshop.org, or purchase them in person at the Festival. More information here.
Book signing information: Pegasus Books Tent at the Bookstore Blv (corner of Allston & Milvia in the Outdoor Fair) at in the park, 3:15 PM
With the support of California College of the Arts MFA Writing program, the Norway House Foundation, and NORLA - Norwegian Literature Abroad