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An Evening with Author Sy Montgomery

Join us for this special event with author Sy Montgomery. 

To research books, films, and articles, Sy has been chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Zaire and bitten by a vampire bat in Costa Rica, worked in a pit crawling with 18,000 snakes in Manitoba, and handled a wild tarantula in French Guiana. She has been deftly undressed by an orangutan in Borneo, hunted by a tiger in India, and swum with piranhas, electric eels and dolphins in the Amazon. She has searched the Altai Mountains of Mongolia’s Gobi for snow leopards, hiked into the trackless cloud forest of Papua New Guinea to radiocollar tree kangaroos, and learned to SCUBA dive in order to commune with octopuses.

In her latest book, How to Be a Good Creature, Sy reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals—her friends—who have profoundly affected her.

Sy’s 20 books for both adults and children have garnered many honors. The Soul of an Octopus was a 2015 National Book Award finalist. The Good Good Pig, her memoir of life with her pig Christopher Hogwood, is an international bestseller. She is the winner of the 2009 New England Independent Booksellers Association Nonfiction Award, the 2010 Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award, the Henry Bergh Award for Nonfiction (given by the ASPCA for Humane Education), among dozens of other honors. Sy writes for adults and children, for print and broadcast, in America and overseas in an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible at what she considers a critical turning point in human history. 

This event is free and open to the public. Grass Roots Books & Music will have books available for purchase.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 7:00pm

The Corvallis Arts Center 700 SW Madison Ave; Corvallis, Oregon

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Lecture or Presentation


Community, Faculty and Staff, Student, Alumni




Free and open to the public

Spring Creek Project


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Shelley Stonebrook

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