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Swimming with Piranhas at Feeding Time: Tales from a Wildlife Writer’s Time in the Field

Join HHLT for an evening of storytelling with Richard Conniff at Cundy’s Harbor Community Hall. Richard will share reflections from a lifetime of traveling the world to write about wildlife, and we will hopefully end with more appreciation that there are no piranhas in Casco Bay! This event is free and open to all. Advance registration is requested for planning purposes.

Richard Conniff’s latest book, Ending Epidemic: A History of Escape from Contagion, is now out from MIT Press. He is a National Magazine Award-winning writer for Smithsonian, The Atlantic, National Geographic, and other publications, and a past Guggenheim Fellow. His other books include The Species Seekers:  Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth (Norton, 2010), Swimming with Piranhas at Feeding Time:  My Life Doing Dumb Stuff with Animals (Norton, 2009), The Natural History of the Rich: A Field Guide (Norton, 2002) and Spineless Wonders: Strange Tales from the Invertebrate World (Holt, 1996).  He has been a frequent commentator on NPR’s Marketplace, and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. He has written and presented television shows for the National Geographic Channel, TBS, and the BBC, among others.