On August 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. Morris Arboretum will be hosting the launch event for my newest book, Deadout, the sequel to Drift. Expanding on Drift’s themes of organic farming and genetically modified foods, Deadout also explores Colony Collapse Disorder, which threatens the world’s honeybee populations. The launch event will feature samples of local mead from Stonekeep Meadery, locally brewed honey beer from Iron Hill Brewery, snacks from Weavers Way Co-op, and live music, as well as access to the Arboretum’s lovely grounds and an actual demonstration beehive, and of course a reading and book-signing. Local beekeeping, GMO, urban agriculture, and co-op groups will also be on-hand with information about some of the topics and themes addressed in the book. Big Blue Marble Bookstore will handle onsite book sales. The event is free, as is admission to the Arboretum for this special event.
With its beautiful setting and facilities, support for natural horticulture, and an active beekeeping program for over a quarter century, Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is the ideal location for the launch. The Arboretum currently has 26 hives, educating hundreds of children each year and producing delicious “Morris Gold” honey, which will be available at the launch event.
We’re asking that you register in advance, so we’ll have a better idea of how many people to expect. There is no obligation to come if you register, and you can still come if you don’t register. We hope you can make it either way!