Sy Montgomery - photo by David Scheel

Thursday, November 7 at 6:30pm
Sequim Branch Library

Friday, November 8 at 6:30pm
Port Angeles Main Library Library

Thursday, November 7 at 6:30pm
Sequim Branch Library

Friday, November 8 at 6:30pm
Port Angeles Main Library Library

Award-winning author and naturalist, Sy Montgomery will share her experiences as a writer of more than 20 books including The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness.

Her visit marks the culmination of Clallam County Reads 2019. After the discussion, Montgomery will take questions from the audience and sign copies of her books. Copies will also be available for purchase on-site.

About the Author

The Soul of an Octopus book jacketResearching articles, films, and books for adults and children, nationally bestselling author Sy Montgomery has been chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Rwanda, hunted by a tiger in India, and swum with piranhas, electric eels and pink dolphins in the Amazon. Her work has taken her from the cloud forest of Papua New Guinea (for a book on tree kangaroos) to the Altai Mountains of the Gobi (for another on snow leopards.)

For The Soul of an Octopus, she befriended octopuses at the New England Aquarium and scuba dived and snorkeled with wild octopuses in Mexico and French Polynesia; next she drew on her scuba skills to cage dive with great white sharks. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband (writer Howard Mansfield), their border collie Thurber, and their flock of free-range laying hens.

This program is generously supported by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library, Friends of Sequim Library, Friends of the Forks Library, and the the Clallam Bay Friends of the Library.

Other Books by Sy Montgomery

Clallam County Reads

A community-wide shared reading experience, Clallam County Reads offers free, educational, and community-building events during October and November revolving around the official selection, The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery. Stop by any NOLS location to pick up your copy of the book and its accompanying reader’s guide. A limited supply of paperback copies (yours to keep or share), has been generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

Clallam County Reads events and materials, including over 600 copies of the title, were generously funded by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library, Friends of Sequim Library, Friends of the Forks Library, and Clallam Bay Friends of the Library. Additional community organizations involved in the planning and support of Clallam County Reads include: Feiro Marine Life Center, Olympic Coast Marine Sanctuary, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library, Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, Cabled Fiber & Yarn, First Federal Bank, Barhop Brewing & Artisan Pizza, Park View Villas, and Port Angeles Senior Center.