Thursday, June 21, 7 PM: An Evening of Creative Animalia: Reading and Booksigning by PNW Authors Elena Passarello and Nicholas Neely.
Elena (Corvallis) is the author of “Animals Strike Curious Poses” (Sarabande Books), the 2018 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction. “I’ve spent decades reading books on the roles animals play in human cultures, but none have ever made me think, and feel, as much as this one. It’s a devastating meditation on our relationship to the natural world. It might be the best book on animals I’ve ever read. It’s also the only one that’s made me laugh out loud. “ Helen MacDonald, New York Times Book Review.
Nick (Hailey, Idaho) is the author of the recently published “Coast Range: A Collection from the Pacific Edge” (Counterpoint). "Finely tuned essays that vary intriguingly in form and tone . . . Neely capably explores the complexity of his subjects with polish and finesse, looking carefully and thinking deeply." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)