Village Books Presents an Evening With Richard Louv

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Whatcom Middle School

810 Halleck Street

Bellingham, WA 98225

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We're pleased to welcome Richard Louv back to Bellingham in partnership with the North Cascades Institute's Nature of Writing Series.

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Over a decade ago, Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods identified the growing generational gap between children and the natural world. That book introduced the term “nature-deficit disorder,” which has entered the language and helped launch an international movement to connect children, their families and communities to nature. Now, after four years of research, Louv defines the future of human-animal coexistence. Our Wild Calling explores the powerful and mysterious bond between humans and other animals, how it can transform our lives — and how it can save theirs. He makes the case that deepening our connection with other animals, both wild and domestic, can improve our mental, physical and spiritual lives; serve as an antidote to the growing epidemic of human loneliness; and is essential to the preservation of life on Earth.

Richard Louv is a journalist and author of ten books, including Last Child in the Woods, The Nature Principle and Vitamin N. Translated into 20 languages, his books introduced the term “nature-deficit disorder,” and have helped launch an international movement to connect children, their families and communities to nature. In addition to his role as a journalist and author, Richard Louv is co-founder and chair emeritus of the nonprofit Children & Nature Network, which supports a new nature movement through partnerships with such organizations as the National League of Cities. In 2008, he was awarded the Audubon Medal, presented by the National Audubon Society. Prior recipients have included Rachel Carson, E. O. Wilson, Sir David Attenborough and President Jimmy Carter.

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Bellingham, WA 98225

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