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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Up, Close and Personal

Writing about our world takes a critical, careful, witty eye. Expert essayists explain why this matters and how they approach their craft.

Brandon Keim

Brandon Keim is a freelance journalist specializing in science, animals and nature. His first book, "The Eye of the Sandpiper," was published in 2017, as was "Inside Animal Minds: What They Think, Feel and Know," an issue-length exploration of animal intelligence for National Geographic....

Elena Passarello

Elena Passarello is the author of two collections of essays, both published by Sarabande Books. Her debut collection, “Let Me Clear My Throat,” discusses the human voice in pop culture. Her most recent book, “Animals Strike Curious Poses,” tells the stories of 16 famous animals from history....


Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker is the author of the forthcoming books "Sustainability: A Love Story" and "Love in the Ruins: A Survival Guide for Life After Normal." Her most recent books include "Egg," "Micrograms," "Quench Your Thirst with Salt," and "This Noisy Egg....

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Animals Strike Curious Poses
Elena Passarello
Science / Medicine / Technology
February 2017
ISBN 9781941411391
Hardcover, 200 pages
$19.95, INSTORE
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With exuberant wit, Elena Passarello casts her gaze on famous historical animals, crafting an essay collection organized as medieval bestiary.

Nicole Walker
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Bloomsbury Academic
March 2017
ISBN 9781501322853
Paperback, 160 pages
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Taking in Faberge eggs, Easter eggs, dinosaur eggs, eggs across cultures and cuisines, rotten eggs, and good eggs, Egg is a whimsical and sometimes surprisingly serious examination of the humble egg.

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