Greg Benchwick Book Launch

Join author Greg Benchwick on Sunday, December 15th at 1pm for the book launch of his new book Martha - The Last Passenger Pigeon.

About the Author: Greg Benchwick is an internationally acclaimed travel writer. His work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Lonely Planet and more. When he’s not adventuring around the globe – or making up stories about passenger pigeons – Greg writes speeches and supports communications for the United Nations on conservation, education and climate change. In his free time, Greg adventures around the American West with his nine-year-old daughter and their 100-pound Newfoundland. Greg calls Berkeley home.

About the Book: Based on the real-life events that triggered the greatest mass extinction in modern history – the end of the passenger pigeon – “Martha” takes budding readers on a grand adventure through a magical world complete with mystic owls, tom-fooling mice and a little straw-haired boy who protects the last living passenger pigeon on the planet from the evil Patsy Brothers. Born with a bum leg, Martha is pushed out of her nest just minutes after her birth. It’s all part of the Seven Cycles of Nature. But since the arrival of the Iron Horse, the Seven Cycles of Nature have been disrupted and the Great Owls know they need to do something to restore balance to their world. They decide to save Martha. Little do they know that Martha may one day, in her small way, save humanity.

Event date: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm