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Field Notes From An Unintentional Birder, By Julia Zarankin

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

When Julia Zarankin saw her first red-winged blackbird at the age of thirty-five, she didn’t expect that it would change her life. Recently divorced and auditioning hobbies during a stressful career transition, she stumbled on birdwatching, initially out of curiosity for the strange breed of humans who wear multi-pocketed vests, carry spotting scopes and discuss the finer points of optics with disturbing fervour. What she never could have predicted was that she would become one of them. Not only would she come to identify proudly as a birder, but birding would ultimately lead her to find love, uncover a new language and lay down her roots.

Julia Zarankin is a writer and self-proclaimed birdsplainer with a particular fondness for sewage lagoons. Her writing has appeared in The Walrus, Orion Magazine, Threepenny Review, Antioch Review, Birding Magazine, Maisonneuve, The New Quarterly, Ontario Nature and The Globe and Mail. She lives in Toronto, ON.

These events are presented in partnership between The Couchiching Conservancy and Manticore Books.

Admission to the online event is free with the purchase of the book through Manticore Books. Log in information will be included with the book. (Those who have previously purchased the book through Manticore Books may obtain access to the event with a $5 donation to CC and proof of purchase.) Manticore Books will donate $5 of each $25 book purchase to The Couchiching Conservancy.

Visit https://www.manticorebooks.ca/ to purchase and register.


June 3
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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