A Conversation with Peter Matthiessen April 30 in Austin April 21, 2011

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Victor Emanuel

Victor Emanuel started birding in Texas 70 years ago at the age of eight. His travels have taken him to all the continents, with his areas of concentration being Texas, Ari...

Victor Emanuel Nature Tours and Travis Audubon Society are proud to present A Conversation with Peter Matthiessen, Saturday, April 30th, 8:00 p.m. at the Thompson Conference Center in Austin, Texas.

I will join my friend Peter on stage and ask him questions about his career, his travels, and the causes that have meant most to him.

Peter Matthiessen is one of the most renowned and revered writers of our time. He has written novels, short stories, and non-fiction, and has won the National Book Award twice—for The Snow Leopard, in 1980, and for Shadow Country, in 2008. He is a passionate spokesman for environmental causes, both in our country and around the globe.

Victor Emanuel and Peter Matthiessen at Cape Washington, Ross Sea, Antarctica, December 2001

Victor Emanuel and Peter Matthiessen at Cape Washington, Ross Sea, Antarctica, December 2001— Photo: Greg Lasley

Peter has traveled to many parts of the world and has written eloquently about his travels. He has a special fondness for Africa. His marvelous book The Tree Where Man Was Born was recently published in a paperback edition with an introduction by Jane Goodall.

Tickets are $30. A portion of the proceeds will go to Travis Audubon Society. This event will be limited to 230 persons, so early reservations are strongly advised. There will be no refunds for cancellations. No reservations will be accepted after April 28th. Tickets may be purchased online only at http://www.utexas.edu/ce/tcc/events/Audubon_Society/

UPDATE: Reservations are no longer being accepted, but feel free to show up for a complimentary seat as space allows.