Jon Turk’s Canadian launch for Tracking Lions, Myth and Wilderness in Sumburu.
Jon’s latest book is a provocative look at the vital connection between human beings, the natural world and meaningful knowledge.
Our Stone Age ancestors found the power to survive through wonder, art, cooperation, storytelling, and ceremony; not tools and armaments – but these soothing and loving ideas have been hijacked and distorted within this modern, internet-crazed, consumer-oriented, oil-soaked world. We can find our way back through Nature’s healing.
“While tracking lions in Samburu, explorer and lifelong environmentalist Jon Turk is not afraid to ask the Big Questions: if humans have such impressive problem-solving brains, why have we ended up trashing the planet? Whether he is describing the midnight growl of a leopard outside his tent or “interviewing the Earth” Jon Turk is a gifted storyteller, a wise elder and a fun companion.” — Marni Jackson: Author and editor with the Mountain and Wilderness Writing Program at the Banff Centre.
The Booked! Fernie Writers’ Series is a firm favourite on the Fernie cultural calendar featuring some of Canada’s best and brightest literary talents.
These events are popular and seats fill up fast; everyone is welcome to attend. These are free events, however a suggested donation of $10 assists in bringing in new and exciting authors for each event. Capacity is limited to 50 people and masks are required until seated.
The evening begins at 7pm with refreshments and cash bar, author reading with Q&A at 8pm. **Please note that the event is subject to change to accommodate BC Health Guidelines**
For 5 years, the Fernie Heritage Library has welcomed some of the biggest names in Canadian writing for a highly anticipated reception that includes an author reading and Q&A followed by live music and lively discussion. The evenings begin with delicious complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. The events draw crowds of up to 100 to fill the beautiful Fernie Heritage Library for an engaging evening celebrating the undeniable talents of each guest author.