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Virtual Event: Biophilia Book Club

September 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am
September 16, 2021 @ 11:00 am
Join us for a virtual discussion of our latest biophilia read!

Winner of the 2010 Heartland Prize, Anthill follows the thrilling adventures of a modern-day Huck Finn, enthralled with the “strange, beautiful, and elegant” world of his native Nokobee County. But as developers begin to threaten the endangered marshlands around which he lives, the book’s hero decides to take decisive action. Edward O. Wilson―the world’s greatest living biologist―elegantly balances glimpses of science with the gripping saga of a boy determined to save the world from its most savage ecological predator: man himself.

E.O. Wilson defined biophilia as… “the urge to affiliate with other forms of life.” This is often referred to as “getting closer to nature.” In 2018, Mount Auburn Cemetery introduced its Biophilia program with a story teller event celebrating the influence of Dr. Wilson. Since then, we have hosted several meditation programs which included walks through our landscape, followed by indoor mediation sessions at Bigelow Chapel. In September 2020 we hosted our first Biophilia Book club, and we look forward to coming together again for another great conversation.

Mount Auburn will host a discussion of the book via zoom at 10:00am on Thursday, September 16th. Please register in advance to receive the zoom meeting invite. Copies of Anthill by E.O. Wilson can be obtained through the Minuteman Library Network, the Boston Public Library and your local bookstore.

To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact friends@mountauburn.org or 617-607-1980.

Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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