Bill Bryson

The end of February brings two exciting opportunities for nonfiction lovers. First, Monday, February 22, head to the Warden Arena at Rollins College for Notes from All Over: An Evening with Bill Bryson. You may be familiar with Bill Bryson, the author of many works of creative nonfiction including A Short History of Nearly Everything and the popular book and now feature film, A Walk in the WoodsHe is sure to delight the audience with his witty musing on travel, science, language, and history.

Then, Thursday, February 25th at 7:30 p.m., return to Rollins College to see naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, author, and 2015 National Book Award Finalist, Sy Montgomery. The acclaimed writer will take the stage to read from her work, talk a bit, and answer questions from the audience, and it’s all free.

Sy Montgomery and Christopher. Photo by Ian Redmond.
Sy Montgomery and Christopher. Photo by Ian Redmond.

I read her book, The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood, years ago, and anyone who writes so beautifully about a pig, my favorite animal, is someone I want to meet.

Her current book and National Book Award Finalist is The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness, which focuses on the emotional and physical world of the octopus and the special relationship she develops with one giant Pacific octopus named Octavia. Click here for more information.


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