Start: 7:00 pm
Naturalist Gretel Ehrlich speaks about the aftereffects of "311", the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated much of Northeastern Japan, the subject of her new book, Facing the Wave: a Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami (Random House). "Gifted, adventurous, and extolled nature writer Ehrlich has abiding connections to Japan, so she returned there soon after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami ... Ehrlich's invaluable chronicle subtly raises questions about coast disasters, global warming and nuclear power as the beauty and precision of her prose and her profound and knowledgeable insights into nature's might and matters spiritual and cultural evoke a deep state of awe and sympathy.'- Booklist. Gretel Ehrlich, author of The Solace of Open Spaces, The Empire of Ice and many other books.