Wildness Events

"The Future of Wildness" Discussion and Reading at Seminary Co-op Bookstore

friday, june 23, 6–7:30 p.m. • Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., chicago

John Hausdoerffer and Gavin Van HornAuthors Gavin Van Horn and John Hausdoerffer will lead a discussion on “The Future of Wildness” and read from their new co-edited volume Wildness: Relations of People and Place.

Wildness merges culturally diverse voices to delve into the evolution of “wildness,” to explore how people can—through active participation and humble restraint­—become attuned to the wild community of life and contribute to the well being of the places in which they live, work, and play. RSVP is requested but not required.

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Margo Farnsworth - Tennessee Women in Green

friday, july 7, 7:30–9:30 a.m • cumberland river compact - bridge building, 2 victory avenue, 3rd floor, nashville, tn

Tennessee Women in Green logo

 Margo Farnsworth, contributor to Wildness, will be doing a talk and book signing for Tennessee Women in Green. Refreshments will be provided. No registration necessary.

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Wildness Story Slam

Tuesday, August 22, 6–8 p.m. • lincoln park zoo - cafe brauer, 2021 north stockton drive, chicago, il

A Wine and Wildlife talk at Cafe Brauer

As part of Lincoln Park Zoo's "Wine & Wildlife" series, the Center for Humans and Nature and the Urban Wildlife Institute will co-host a Wildness Story Slam at the zoo. Storytellers, poets, and contributors to Wildness will spin short, five-minute yarns about urban wildlife around the theme "Surprised by Wildness." Gavin Van Horn, co-editor of Wildness, will emcee and sign books. Admission is $17 ($14 for Lincoln Park Zoo members). For participants ages 18 and older. Cash bar on site, light hors d’oeuvres served. Register here.

Interested in telling a wildness story? You can submit your five-minute story about an unexpected or surprising encounter with urban wildlife for a chance to tell your story at the event. A panel of judges will select up to 10 stories to be shared, and each winner will receive two free tickets for the event. Submit your story here by June 30.