Monday, October 24, 7:00 pm – The Tarball Chronicles

David Gessner eats, drinks, and talks his way into the heart of Gulf country, exploring the region’s birds, sea life, and ecosystems with the oceanographers, activists, and subsistence fishermen who call it home. Part absurdist travelogue, part manifesto, The Tarball Chronicles is overall a love song for the Gulf that asks one simple question: how much are we willing to sacrifice to keep living the way we do? Hear him speak at Porter Square Books, 25 White Street in Cambridge on Monday, October 24, beginning at 7 pm.

Gessner has written eight books and numerous essays about the wild world. He has been redefining what it means to write about nature for the last twenty years. He is the winner of a John Burroughs Award and has been selected for publication in The Best American Nonrequired Reading. He founded the journal Ecotone and also published My Green Manifesto: Down the Charles River in Pursuit of a New Environmentalism in 2011. This event is free and open to the public, but please rsvp to, or call 617-491-2220.