Featuring: Wade Davis (Magdalena: River of Dreams), Steven Heighton (Reaching Mithymna: Among the Volunteers and Refugees on Lesvos), James Raffan (Ice Walker: A Polar Bear’s Journey Through the Fragile Arctic)
Host: Laura Trethewey, author of The Imperiled Ocean
Take a journey down the wild Magdalena River. Walk in the footsteps of a polar bear on Hudson Bay. Stand on the beach in Lesvos, the landing place of refugee sea crossings. During this session, audience members will have a birds-eye view to stories of landscapes, people, events, and cultures far-flung from our own experience. Journey with Wade Davis, Steven Heighton and James Raffan as they reveal the research, expeditions, consultation, and documentation behind their compelling new books. Part memoir, part history, part journalism, part creative non-fiction – these titles will transport you to new places that will inspire a sense of wonder, and perhaps, a call to action for the future of our planet.
This event includes closed captioning.