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Saturday, September 24 • 9:00am - 10:15am
The Natural World Memoir: Discoveries of Self and Other in the Wild

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Join four authors with incredible tales of wild encounter: Bruce Smith (Stories from Afield: Adventures with Wild Things in Wild Places), Jon Turk (Crocodiles and Ice: A Journey into Deep Wild), Julie Riddle (The Solace of Stones: Finding a Way through Wilderness) and Susan Marie Conrad (Inside: One Woman’s Journey Through the Inside Passage).


Moderators
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Mike Krzywicki

Mike signed up for a field ornithology class during his final year studying English at The Evergreen State College. He hoped the class would make him a better observer. Instead he fell in love with the lifestyle and he's been chasing birds across the American west ever since. He is currently a Staff Biologist at the University of Montana Bird Ecology Lab. This is his first year volunteering at the Festival.

Speakers
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Susan Marie Conrad

Susan Conrad is an author, adventurer, speaker and EXPED ambassador. Her keen sense of adventure and insatiable curiosity have had a far-reaching influence on the course of her life—and more importantly—on her writing. It’s become a venue to share her passion in a colorful, soulful reality and has led to publication in many magazines, newspapers, guidebooks—and most recently—her debut memoir. In the summer of 2010, Susan completed a... Read More →
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Julie Riddle

Julie Riddle grew up in northwestern Montana, where she helped build her family's log home. She is the author of the memoir, The Solace of Stones: Finding a Way through Wilderness, published in April 2016 by the University of Nebraska Press/American Lives Series. The Solace of Stones explores Julie's coming of age and the complexities of memory, loss, and identity borne by a family homesteading in the modern West. | | Her essay, Shadow... Read More →
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Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith retired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2004 after a thirty‑year career as a wildlife manager and scientist.  He was named Wyoming’s Conservationist of the Year in 1997 and received the John and Frank Craighead Wildlife Conservation Award in 2005.  Besides his scientific publications, he writes for magazines and has published five books.  In 2011, Where Elk Roam: Conservation and Biopolitics of Our National Elk Herd... Read More →
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Jon Turk

Jon Turk received his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1971 and wrote the first environmentalscience textbook in North America.  He has since engaged in extreme outdoor expeditions. Jon’s | circumnavigation of Ellesmere with Erik Boomer was nominated in 2012 by NationalGeographic as one of the world’s “Top Ten Adventures of the Year” and was also awarded | “Expedition of the Year” by Canoe and... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Holiday Inn - Garden City Ballroom C 200 S Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802

Attendees (11)