Naturalist Robert Michael Pyle launches new book at WordFest

Robert Michael Pyle will be launching his newest book, Mariposa Road, at the next WordFest gathering on Tuesday, November 2, at 6:00 pm at The Brits.

Bob is a Yale-trained naturalist and the author of fourteen books, including Chasing Monarchs, Where Bigfoot Walks, and Wintergreen (These books are all available at The Brits’ bookshop.)

He will be discussing and reading from Mariposa Road, which relates his travels in 2008, when he set out to see as many North American butterflies as he could in one year. He relates stories of the people, experiences, as well as the butterflies he encountered along the way. Copies of his book will be available for sale and to be autographed.

During the second hour, poets Carolyn Norred and Karen Bonaudi will host a “Poetry Night” where local poets will read and receive feedback on their poems.

Carolyn, a WordFest favorite, is a retired instructor of language and literature, and brings years of experience of helping poets find their voices.

Karen is a former president of the Washington Poets Association. Her poetry has been published in a number of journals, and she has received awards from the Washington Poets Association and the Washington Community College Humanities Association. Her chapbook of poems, Editing a Vapor Trail, was published in August by Pudding House Press.

The restaurant opens at 5:30 and a select menu is available for those who wish to enjoy a meal, and Capstone Cellars offers a variety of wines.