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BeeChicas Present - The Fantastical World of Everyday Nature In and Around Us with Susan J. Tweit

BeeChicas Present - The Fantastical World of Everyday Nature In and Around Us with Susan J. Tweit In-Person

Imagine a world where plants talk, insects transform their bodies by rearranging and repurposing their cells, algae act from memory, seed “brains" tell them when to germinate and flowers signal incoming pollinators like airport workers guiding jets. A world where relationships and interrelationships continually co-create life. That’s the real, actual world we live in and belong to, the world we call nature. Join award-winning writer and plant ecologist, Susan J. Tweit, to learn more about the fantastical nature of ordinary life!

Booksales and doors open at 6:30p.m. Presentation starts at 7p.m. followed by Q&A and booksigning by the author. Registration recommended for email reminders and to hold a seat until 6:50pm. Walk-ins welcome, seating is limited.

Wednesday, May 29 2024
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Canyon Theater, Main Library

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  Author Talks     Civic Life     Performances & Presentations     Seed to Table  
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This event is part of a speaker series presented by the BeeChicas - Exploring Nature Nearby: Restoring Wonder and Connection.

Susan J. Tweit began her career studying grizzly bear habitat—including collecting and dissecting bear poop—mapping historic wildfires and researching big sagebrush. Tweit evolved into a writer after realizing that she loved writing the stories behind the data as much as collecting that data. In her quest to “re-story” humans’ relationship with the rest of nature, she’s written thirteen books and hundreds of magazine articles, newspaper columns and essays. Her work has been lauded as “combining the precision of a scientist with the passion of a poet,” as well as “powerful and poignant” and “a rare gift.” Tweit’s latest book, Bless the Birds: Living With Love in a Time of Dying, won the Sarton Award for memoir and was a finalist for the Colorado Book Awards. She lives outside Santa Fe in a little house surrounded by shortgrass prairie and bushy juniper trees under wide skies.

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