Kairos Book Club: “The Radiant Lives of Animals” by Linda Hogan
Friday June 30th, 6.30pm
We'll be talking about indigenous writer and environmentalist Linda Hogan's award winning collection of essays and poems exploring our relationship with the animal world.
Concerned that human lives and the natural world are too often defined by people who are separated from the land and its inhabitants, Chickasaw writer Linda Hogan depicts her own intense relationships with animals as an example we all can follow to heal our souls and reconnect with the spirit of the world.
From her modest forest home in Colorado, and venturing throughout the region, especially to her beloved Oklahoma, she introduces us to horses, packrats, snakes, mountain lions, elks, wolves, bees, and so many others whose presence has changed her life.
Hogan draws on many Native nations’ ancient stories and spiritual traditions to show us that the soul exists in those delicate places where the natural world extends into human consciousness—in the mist of morning, the grass that grew a little through the night, the first warmth of this morning’s sunlight.
The Radiant Lives of Animals won the 2022 (US) National Book Foundation Science + Literature Award
6.30pm for drinks, discussion starts at 7pm with a break for a one pot vegan dish.
Free for members, £5 non-members. Includes vegan supper. Bring your own beer or wine.
(Members still need to register in advance so we can plan numbers for food.)
Kairos, 1-6 Essex Street, WC2R 3HY