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September 8: Iris Graville talks about "Writer in a Life Vest"

The Whale Museum presents a webinar, Writer in a Life Vest,  from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 8, 2022.  Iris Graville of Lopez Island will discuss her new book, Writer in a Life Vest. If you’re looking for information, insight, and inspiration about climate change, put on your life vest and settle into this book featuring 36 lyric essays about the Salish Sea.

Drafted when Graville served as the first Writer-in-Residence for Washington State Ferries, Writer in a Life Vest explores threats to Southern Resident killer whales (orcas), highlights the voices of climate activists and marine scientists, and relates the joys (and challenges) of ferry transport among Washington state’s San Juan Islands.

Graville tackles complex interconnections and conflicts with a storyteller’s hand, following the advice of poet Kim Stafford to, “Figure out playful ways to write hard news that bring hope, that end in a song.”

Described as “nature writing at its best” by Washington State Book Award finalist Ana Maria Spagna, Writer in a Life Vest leads readers to ask questions and find hope. If you’re angry, fearful, or despondent about the climate crisis, these heartfelt ruminations will buoy you to act on the planet’s behalf.

This webinar is free and open to the public.

To join Zoom Meeting:

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kBdosAEoT

For more information, call (360) 378-4710 ext.30.

The Whale Museum is located in Friday Harbor at 62 First St. N. Founded in 1976, The Whale Museum’s mission is to promote stewardship of whales through education and research. The Whale Museum can be found online at https://whalemuseum.org/

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