Join us for a First Friday book signing and reading of Coyotes and Town Dogs: Earth First! with author Susan Zakin on Friday, August 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m at Aurora Provisions, 64 Pine Street, Portland, Maine. Along with the book signing, you will also have a chance to talk with NRCM staff about our current work to protect the nature of Maine.
About Susan Zakin: Known for her forthrightness, lyricism, and humor, Susan Zakin is one of America’s most respected environmental writers. A graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Zakin’s articles and essays have appeared in Vogue, Salon, The New York Times, Orion, and many other publications. She is the founder of Cowgirls and Pirates, a conservation safari company based in New York and Kenya, and she has taught and worked in Kenya, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Madagascar. She recently completed a novel based on historical events in West Africa in the 1990s and the current constitutional crisis in the United States.
About Coyotes and Town Dogs: Earth First!:
From tree-spiking old-growth forests to cracking desert dams, Earth First! redefined environmentalism in America. Susan Zakin’s fast-paced tale of these scruffy radicals and their suit-and-tie counterparts in Washington, D.C., has been described as an unholy marriage of Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe. The hipster cowboys who founded Earth First! were the first people to sound the alarm on globalization, extinction, and other major environmental issues that face us today. Zakin’s gonzo yet impeccably researched account of the rocky trail leading to the morning when FBI agents rousted Earth First! founder Dave Foreman from his bed at gunpoint is essential reading for anyone who cares about mountains, deserts, and freedom.
There will be complementary food and drink. We look forward to seeing you!