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Chuckanut Radio Hour Featuring Lyanda Lynn Haupt, Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit

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Wed, 06/21/2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Hotel Leo
1224 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225

Join us in the Crystal Ballroom of the Hotel Leo for an evening of music, poetry, comedy, and literature. Deepen your connection to the natural world with this inspiring meditation, "a path to the place where science and spirit meet" (Robin Wall Kimmerer).

Lyanda Lynn Haupt will be interviewed by Bec Detrich, Executive Director of North Cascades Institute!

Doors open and music begins at 6:30pm!

Musical Guest: Traesti Darling

Spaces are limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to secure your spot so don't delay. 


In Rooted, cutting-edge science supports a truth that poets, artists, mystics, and earth-based cultures across the world have proclaimed over millennia: life on this planet is radically interconnected. Our bodies, thoughts, minds, and spirits are affected by the whole of nature, and they affect this whole in return. In this time of crisis, how can we best live upon our imperiled, beloved earth?
Award-winning writer Lyanda Lynn Haupt’s highly personal new book is a brilliant invitation to live with the earth in both simple and profound ways—from walking barefoot in the woods and reimagining our relationship with animals and trees, to examining the very language we use to describe and think about nature. She invokes rootedness as a way of being in concert with the wilderness—and wildness—that sustains humans and all of life.
In the tradition of Rachel Carson, Elizabeth Kolbert, and Mary Oliver, Haupt writes with urgency and grace, reminding us that at the crossroads of science, nature, and spirit we find true hope. Each chapter provides tools for bringing our unique gifts to the fore and transforming our sense of belonging within the magic and wonder of the natural world.

"Bold, lucid, lyrical, wise. In Rooted, Lyanda Lynn Haupt re-imagines and rediscovers connectedness, exploring our relationships to nature through the rhythms of daily life. A timely, and though-provoking read."-- Thor Hanson, author of Buzz and The Triumph of Seeds

Lyanda Lynn Haupt is a naturalist, ecophilosopher, and author of Mozart's Starling, The Urban Bestiary, Crow Planet, Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent, and Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds. A winner of the Washington State Book Award and the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award, she lives in Seattle with her husband and daughter.

Bec Detrich is the Executive Director of North Cascades Institute, taking the reins from Institute founder Saul Weisberg in 2021 - but she began her outdoor career much earlier as an educator and naturalist. During her career, she has led backpacking trips in Yosemite, marine science adventures in Catalina, ecology lessons in Maine, and has worked in four different National Parks. Bec oversaw field science programs in Golden Gate National Recreation Area and was Executive Director for Trips for Kids Bay Area. Bec believes that “Connecting people to the natural world and helping spark curiosity, wonder, and hope is some of the most meaningful work that can be done in the world today.”
In her free time, Bec loves to adventure locally with her big dog Miga as well as travel solo both near and far. However, after exploring over 60 countries, she can’t think of a more exceptional place to live and work than the North Cascades!

The Chuckanut Radio Hour, a recipient of Bellingham's prestigious Mayor's Arts Award, is a radio variety show that began in January 2007. Each Chuckanut Radio Hour includes guest authors, musicians, performance poet Kevin Murphy, and episodes of "As the Ham Turns" serial radio comedy performed by the Chuckanut Radio Players Les Campbell, Tonja Meyers, Lisa Colburn, Dee Robinson, and Robert Muzzy. Not to mention groaner jokes by hosts Paul Hanson, Kelly Evert, and announcer Rich Donnelly. The Chuckanut Radio Hour's first guest was Erik Larson and has since included, Tom Robbins, Maria Semple, Christopher McDougall, Erica Bauermeister, and Garrison Keillor, among many others. Tickets for the Chuckanut Radio Hour are $5 and are available on Eventbrite.The Radio Hour airs Sundays at 7pm on Community Powered KMRE at 102.3FM and kmre.orgAfter June 12th, you will hear all your KMRE favorites at 88.3 on your FM dial. We’ll meet you there! Co-sponsored by 12th Street Shoes.

*Online registration closes two hours prior to the event. Tickets may be available at the door.

Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit By Lyanda Lynn Haupt Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316426497
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Spark - April 4th, 2023

Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness By Lyanda Lynn Haupt Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316019118
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Spark - April 21st, 2011

Mozart's Starling By Lyanda Lynn Haupt Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316370905
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Spark - May 15th, 2018

The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild By Lyanda Lynn Haupt Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316178525
Availability: Not in-stock currently-usually arrives within 1-14 business days
Published: Little, Brown Spark - September 17th, 2013

Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds By Lyanda Lynn Haupt Cover Image
ISBN: 9781570614194
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sasquatch Books - June 15th, 2004