Mary Roach discusses Fuzz, at Brower Center
September 7, 7pm
Brower Center Goldman Theater, Berkeley
Tickets: $12 General admission
Women Lit and the Bay Area Book Festival Present: When Nature Breaks the Law: Mary Roach and Fuzz
Can a fox caught in the henhouse represent itself in court? Three hundred years ago, animals that “broke the law” could be assigned legal representation and put on trial. As New York Times bestselling author Mary Roach (dubbed “America’s funniest science writer” by The Washington Post) has discovered, the solutions to “problem wildlife” lie in human hands…and are to be found via science and biology, not the old “man versus nature” tropes of the past. Get a front-row seat to one of the wildest, most intrepid journeys this brilliant raconteur has lived to tell about.
Mary Roach will be interviewed by Amy Gotliffe, Vice President of Conservation for the Oakland Zoo. Pegasus Books will be selling Mary's books at the event.
ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS
Mary Roach is the author of seven best-selling works of nonfiction, including Stiff, Bonk, and Gulp. Her writing has appeared in Outside, National Geographic, and the New York Times Magazine, among other publications.
Amy Gotliffe has a mission to connect human beings to nature, envisioning a planet where all species live in peaceful co-existence, which makes her a perfect fit for Oakland Zoo. With certifications in humane education, nature-based leadership, conservation psychology, human-wildlife conflict resolution, nature interpretation and influencing conservation behavior change, Amy’s work at the Zoo focuses on reconnecting people with our sense of belonging to the natural world and better understanding our impact on it.
As Conservation Director at Oakland Zoo, she coordinates events and projects to meet the conservation goals of the Zoo around the world and in the Bay Area. These efforts range from building a Conservation Speaker Series, to leading international conservation expeditions to producing awareness events to coordinating the Zoo's on-site sustainability efforts. Amy drives massive and enthusiastic, inter-departmental efforts to conserve biodiversity around the globe and in our own backyards.