Join us for an extra special evening celebrating the wildlife of our planet and the work being done across the globe to preserve it.
This event requires a ticket and space is limited!
PLEASE NOTE: This event will now be held at Northshire Bookstore.
At 6:00 pmThe Southern Vermont Natural History Museum will present Vermont Wildlife. Explore the wonders and challenges of Vermont Wildlife in this live animal and artifact presentation. Learn about the adaptations and abilities of our back yard animals that make them so amazing. On-hand will be local birds, reptiles, mammals and more. We will also take a look at the different challenges facing wildlife in the United States today. Bring your questions!
At 7:00 pm - THE MAIN EVENT!
Welcome Tony and Emmy award winning actress Jane Alexander in a live stage interview with WAMC's Joe Donahue as they discuss her new book Wild Things, Wild Places.
A moving, inspiring, personal look at the vastly changing world of wildlife on planet earth as a result of human incursion, and the crucial work of animal and bird preservation across the globe being done by scientists, field biologists, zoologists, environmentalists, and conservationists. From a longtime, much-admired activist, impassioned wildlife proponent and conservationist, former chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts, four time Academy Award nominee, and Tony Award and two-time Emmy Award-winning actress.
In Wild Things, Wild Places, Jane Alexander movingly, with a clear eye and a knowing, keen grasp of the issues and on what is being done in conservation and the worlds of science to help the planet's most endangered species to stay alive and thrive, writes of her steady and fervent immersion into the worlds of wildlife conservation, of her coming to know the scientists throughout the world--to her, the prophets in the wilderness--who are steeped in this work, of her travels with them--and on her own--to the most remote and forbidding areas of the world as they try to save many species, including ourselves.
Jane Alexander was born and raised in Brookline, Massachusetts, and attended Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Edinburgh. Alexander has appeared in more than twenty films, including Testament, Kramer vs. Kramer, All the President's Men, The Great White Hope, Brubaker, The Cider House Rules, Sunshine State, Feast of Love, and Terminator Salvation. She has performed in more than 100 plays, among them The Great White Hope, The Visit and The Sisters Rosensweig, appearing on Broadway, London's West End, and in regional theaters from Atlanta to LA. She has received, in addition to a Tony and two Emmys, an Obie, a Drama Desk Award, and a Theatre World Award, as well as being inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. She lives in upstate New York and Nova Scotia with her husband, Ed Sherin, the award-winning director of the TV series Law & Order and the Broadway productions of The Great White Hope and The First Monday in October, among many others.