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Hear from nature writer at bookstore

The Avid Reader welcomes author Jennifer Wilhoit and her latest book of nature essays, “Weaned Seals and Snowy Summits,” in-store on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The hour-long event begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. It is free and open to the public.

Wilhoit’s “Weaned Seals and Snowy Summits” is co-authored with Stephen B. Jones. Together, they share a collection of stories that is derived through the exploration of nature focusing on how soil and birds, trees and rivers, rain and cycles can inspire creativity and care for the land.

365体育官网Though Wilhoit and Jones have taken different trails in their lives, they have the same outlook regarding the promotion of environmental stewardship through understanding and enjoyment of the ecological world. The writings of both show how a re-connection with the natural world will enhance not only the life of the reader but also the world at large.

Burt J. Kempner, co-creator of Rewilding the Human Machine forum states about the overall theme of the book ,“Given our current environmental crisis, connection (or reconnection) to the natural world is not just a crucial emotional or spiritual experience, it could well be the key to our survival.”

Wilhoit is a faculty member and partner of the Charter for Compassion’s Education Institute in Bainbridge Island, Wash. The Institute supplies resources, information and communication platforms to help create and support compassionate communities, institutions and networks of all types that are dedicated to becoming compassionate presences in the world.

Wilhoit also works as a consultant, peacemaker, healer and writer; as well as a longtime hospice, sacred vigiling and bereavement volunteer.

In 2017, Wilhoit wrote “Writing on the Landscape: Essays and Practices to Write, Roam, Renew,” which demonstrates how balance in writing can be achieved through a conscious reflection of nature.

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