EVOS Anniversary Reading sponsored by Cook Inlet Keeper
Sunday, March 31, 5 pm
Into Great Silence, A Memoir of Discovery and Loss among Vanishing Orcas
Ever since Eva Saulitis began her whale research in Alaska in the 1980s, she has been drawn deeply into the lives of a single extended family of endangered orcas struggling to survive in Prince William Sound. Eventually coming to know them as individuals, she has, sadly, witnessed the devastation wrought by the Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989, after which not a single calf has been born to the group. Into Great Silence is a moving portrait of the interconnectedness of humans with animals and place-and of the responsibility we have to protect them.
Joining Eva is Sara Loewen, a former student of Saulits, from Kodiak. Loewen is presenting her first book, an essay collection, published in March. Gaining Daylight explores what it means to balance lives on two islands, living within both an ancient way of life and the modern world. Her personal essays integrate natural and island history with her experiences of fishing and family life, as well as the challenges of living at the northern edge of the Pacific.
Booksales and signing follow the reading, refreshments provided by Maura’s Cafe, sponsored by Cook Inlet Keeper.