Live Stream: Janisse Ray and Sami Grover in Conversation

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Join us for a conversation with Janisse Ray, author of Wild Spectacle and Sami Grover, author of We're All Climate Hypocrites Now. Moderated by Danna Smith, Executive Director and founder of Dogwood Alliance.

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Looking for adventure and continuing a process of self-discovery, Janisse Ray has repeatedly set out to immerse herself in wildness, to be wild, and to learn what wildness can teach us. From overwintering with monarch butterflies in Mexico to counting birds in Belize, the stories in Wild Spectacle capture her luckiest moments--ones of heart-pounding amazement, discovery of romance, and moving toward living more wisely. In Ray's worst moments she crosses boundaries to encounter danger and embrace sadness.

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, and Eisenberg Award, among others; and 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 book, Wild Spectacle, will be released Oct. 26, 2021. She lives and works inland from Savannah, Georgia. 

We're All Climate Hypocrites Now reimagines what it means to be a good environmentalist. Moving past carbon footprints, self-confessed eco-hypocrite Sami Grover takes a tongue-in-cheek approach, skewering those pointing fingers, celebrating those trying, and offering practical pathways to actually make a difference.

Sami Grover is an environmental writer and branding specialist. He's written about everything from composting to e-bikes to international climate politics. Active in the sphere of good-for-the-world business, he has developed branding projects for clients including Burt's Bees, Dogwood Alliance, and Jada Pinkett Smith. Sami currently serves as brand development manager for The Redwoods Group, and lives in Durham, NC. He has three compost bins, and also still occasionally eats steak.

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Wild Spectacle: Seeking Wonders in a World Beyond Humans Cover Image
ISBN: 9781595349576
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Trinity University Press - October 26th, 2021

We're All Climate Hypocrites Now: How Embracing Our Limitations Can Unlock the Power of a Movement Cover Image
ISBN: 9780865719606
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Society Publishers - September 21st, 2021

SKU: x672389