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The Guelph Institute for Environmental Research (GIER) will be at the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival for an Environment Bound event.
What do a mid-century Swedish aristocrat, a modern-day writer, and an urban lecturer from Toronto all have in common? Birds! Join two extraordinary women, both writers by trade and bird-lovers by happenstance, to hear about how the science and art of birding, along with the act of writing about it, requires deep intelligence, curiosity and leaps of creativity. In conversation moderated by GIER Director Dr. Madhur Anand (a scientist, poet and birder herself), author Merilyn Simonds reflects on the biography of legendary birder and naturalist Louise de Kiriline Lawrence, and Julia Zarankin shares her own wonderings and wanderings in search of the meaning of life through birds.