TORY HILL AUTHORS SERIES
The Tory Hill Authors Series is an annual summer event sponsored by the Warner Historical Society showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences. Each event takes place at 7pm on Saturday at the Warner Town Hall and is followed by a dessert reception. Tickets are $10 for each program.
We are assisted in choosing and contacting our authors by Katharine Nevins of MainStreet BookEnds. MainStreet BookEnds will have the author's books for purchase in the store. Books will also be available on the evening of the talk.
July 8 - The Solace of Sunrise
with Ted Levin
Finding solace during the Pandemic by writing about the natural world right outside the front door for 500 days.
A former Bronx Zoo zoologist, Ted Levin is the author of Blood Brook: A Naturalist’s Home Ground, Backtracking: The Way of the Naturalist, and Liquid Land: A Journey through the Everglades, which won the Burroughs Medal in 2004. He has written for Sports Illustrated, Audubon, National Wildlife, National Geographic Traveler, and other publications.
Ted Levin “has trained himself over the course of a lifetime to read animal signs the way a forensic scientist might interpret the physical evidence at a crime scene. Levin is a naturalist, somebody, as he puts it, who interprets the environment and aspects of the environment to the public. He also defines himself by what he isn’t: he doesn’t conduct original research, and therefore doesn’t consider himself a scientist. Levin leads the life of what most would consider to be a modern-day adventurer. He’s trailed Kodiak bears, Florida alligators, eagles, puffins, coyotes, salamanders and even mosquitoes (when they weren’t swarming behind him). His primary pursuit is tromping through swamps, sloughs, forests, mountains, prairies, deserts, and tundra in search of flora and fauna. He makes his home in Thetford, and he earns a living as a writer and photographer. He’s written three natural history books: Backtracking, Blood Brook and his latest tour de force, Liquid Land: a Journey Through the Florida Everglades, which was published in September. Levin is a Vermont Public Radio commentator, a syndicated newspaper columnist, the coauthor and photographer of a series of books for children and a contributor to The Curious Naturalist, a book published by National Geographic. He’s also written articles for Audubon, Sports Illustrated, Wild Earth, Sierra Club Magazine, National Wildlife and National Geographic Traveler. Levin’s photographs have been published in the Sierra Club calendar, Audubon Magazine, Vermont Life, and The New York Times. Liquid Land, which has received glowing reviews from Publishers Weekly, Washington Times and Audubon, is part thorough going natural history of the Everglades, complete with details about the climate, geology, human history and individual species unique to the great swamp, and part muckraking expose. “
Anne Galloway ~ October, 2018 ~ Rutland Herald