Robert Macfarlane & Rebecca Solnit

Reading and Conversation


Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: Community Gym - West Marin School
    11550 Shoreline Hwy, Point Reyes Station, CA, 94956, USA
  • Venue: Community Gym - West Marin School
  • Cost: $35 (book included with ticket purchase on Point Reyes Books eventbrite)

~Co-presented with Point Reyes Books~

Robert Macfarlane is the celebrated author of books about the intersection between the human and natural world. In Underland, he delivers his newest masterwork: an epic exploration of Earth's vast subterranean landscape in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself. Delving into what is known as "deep time," Robert takes us on an exhilarating journey to Arctic sea caves, Bronze Age burial chambers, the catacombs of Paris, the underground fungal networks through which trees communicate, and a deep-sunk "hiding place" designed to store nuclear waste for 100,000 years to come. Underland uncovers our complex, crucial relationship with the worlds beneath our feet. Robert will be joined in conversation with writer, historian and activist Rebecca Solnit.

Robert Macfarlane

Robert Macfarlane writes about travel, landscape and nature, and is the author of prize-winning books including Mountains of the Mind, Wild Places and The Old Ways.  He has contributed to Harper's, Granta, The Observer, The Times Literary Supplement, and the London Review of Books. Robert is currently a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

Rebecca Solnit

Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of twenty books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster, including a trilogy of atlases and the books The Mother of All Questions, Hope in the Dark, Men Explain Things to Me; The Faraway Nearby; A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Wanderlust: A History of Walking; and River of Shadows, Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West. A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, Rebecca is a columnist at Harper’s.

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