Going Feral and Deepest Roots w/ Heather Durham and Kathleen Alcalá


Join nature lovers Heather Durham and Kathleen Alcalá on Sunday, March 24 at 3pm for an intimate and dynamic conversation about what it means to be wild versus what it means to be rooted. The authors will do a short reading from their respective books and engage each other in conversation before opening the dialogue to the audience.

Durham's new book, Going Feral: Field Notes on Wonder and Wanderlust, is a memoir in essays examining a life of wandering in wild nature. With the ecological understanding and observation skills of a naturalist and the existential inquiry of a philosopher, Heather Durham immerses readers with all their senses in adventures, explorations, and musings in wild places around the United States.

Alcalá's popular book, The Deepest Roots (now out in paperback), combines memoir, historical records, and a blueprint for sustainability. The book shows us how an island population can mature into responsible food stewards and reminds us that innovation, adaptation, diversity, and common sense will help us make wise decisions about our future. And along the way, we learn how food is intertwined with our present but offers a path to a better understanding of the future.

Author Bios:

Heather Durham holds a master of fine arts in creative nonfiction and a master of science in environmental biology, and has held a variety of environmental jobs from interpretive park ranger to field biologist, trails worker to restoration ecologist. She currently lives in the foothills of the Washington Cascades where she works behind the scenes at Wilderness Awareness School. Going Feral is her first book. Learn more at: https://heatherdurhamauthor.com/

Kathleen Alcalá is the author of a collection of essays, The Desert Remembers My Name: On Family and Writing; three novels, including Treasures in Heaven; and a book of short stories. She lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

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Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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The Deepest Roots: Finding Food and Community on a Pacific Northwest Island Cover Image
ISBN: 9780295999708
Availability: Special Order - Unavailable
Published: University of Washington Press - January 17th, 2019