events and book groups

Upcoming Events:

I would love to see you at one of my upcoming events for Mozart’s Starling!  More dates to come…

Tuesday, April 4: Powell’s Books, 7 pm—Portland, OR

Friday, April 7: Seattle Book Launch event at Town Hall, 7:30 pm—Seattle, WA

Sunday, April 9: Eagle Harbor Book Co., 7 pm—Bainbridge Island, WA

Monday, April 10: Third Place Books, 7 pm—Lake Forest Park, WA

Tuesday, April 11: Book Passage 7 pm—Corte Madera, CA

Saturday, May 13:  Village Boooks with Chuckanut Radio Hour, Whitcom Community College, 6:30 pm–Bellingham, WA

Friday, May 19:  Leavenworth Public Library, 7 pm–Leavenworth, WA

Saturday, May 20:  Booksigning, A Book for all Seasons–1 pm–Leavenworth, WA

Tuesday, June 20:  Broadway Books, 7 pm–Portland, OR

Friday, September 8: West Seattle Barnes and Noble, 5 p.m.–Seattle, WA

Thursday, September 21: Seattle Audubon, Wedgewood Prespyterian Church, 7 pm–Seattle, WA

Tuesday, September 26: Orca Books, 6 pm–Olympia, WA

Tuesday, October 24: Northwest Science Writer’s Association, 7 p.m.–Seattle, WA

Thursday, October 26: Ampersand Live at the Moore Theater–Seattle, WA

Tuesday, November 9:  Vashon Maury Audubon Society,  7 pm, Vashon Island, WA

Saturday, November 18: Seattle7 Holiday Bookfest, 3-5 pm, Phinney Neighborhood Center–Seattle, WA

Sunday, November 19: Portland Wild Arts Festival, 11-5–Portland, OR

Tuesday, December 6:  Seward Park Audubon, 6:00-7:30 at the wonderful Royal Room in Columbia City (spirits, snacks, all ages–free advance tickets required)–Seattle, WA

Tuesday, February 8, 2018:  Kitsap Audubon, 7 p.m.–Poulsbo, WA

April 2018:  I’ll be the theme host with the UnCruise Adventures bird-themed northwest cruise! The itinerary is beautiful, and YOU SHOULD COME! If you do, mention that you heard about it from me, and you’ll receive $200 of your booking!  All details here.

June 28-30, 2018: Jackson Hole Writer’s Conference!  Can’t wait.  Registration opens November 15th, 2017.


Inviting me to speak:

If you would like to invite me to do a keynote, speak, or teach at your conference, event, workshop, school, library, or bookstore, email:

Have a look at excerpts from Crow Planet speaking engagements here and here, and my TedX Rainier talk, “Encountering the Everyday Wilderness.”


For Book Groups: 

I support everything about book clubs: literature, community, gossip, pretending-to-read-while-sipping-wine. If your book group is reading Mozart’s Starling, and we can figure out a time that works for you and for me, then I will be happy to join your group via Skype for half an hour or so. And no guarantees, but if it is daylight in Seattle, Carmen the starling is likely to be sitting on my shoulder. For book group inquiries, please email

Here is a PDF of some questions to get your discussion started: Starling Book Club