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Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird, with Katie Fallon
February 4, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for the fourth program in Aullwood’s 2018 Winter Speaker Series, WOMEN IN SCIENCE, featuring five fascinating programs on natural subjects from a diverse group of presenters. Programs will be held on consecutive Sundays at 2:30 PM on January 14, 21 & 28 and February 4 & 11. Admission is $7 per adult (12 & over) and $5 per child (11-3); children 2 & under, Friends of Aullwood and National Audubon Society members are admitted free. Programs will be held at the Marie S. Aull Education Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton OH 45414. See the Winter Speaker Series 2018 flyer at http://aullwood.audubon.org/WSS2018 for a complete list of presenters. Questions about the series? Contact Sam Romeo at 937-890-7360 x223.
Katie Fallon (Author, Founder of the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, Inc.) is the author of the nonﬁction books: Vulture: The
Private Life of an Unloved Bird and Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird, which was a Finalist for the Reed Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment. Katie is also the co-author of two books for children: Look, See the Bird! and Look, See the Farm! (forthcoming 2018), both from Hatherleigh Press.
Katie’s essays have appeared in a variety of literary journals and magazines, including Fourth Genre, River Teeth, Ecotone, Bark Magazine, Appalachian Heritage, Now & Then, Isotope, Fourth River, The Minnesota Review, The Tusculum Review, and elsewhere. Her essay “Rebirth” was listed as a “Notable” in Best American Science & Nature Writing 2014, and her essay “Hill of the Sacred Eagles” was a ﬁnalist in Terrain‘s 2011 essay contest. She has been nominated several times for a Pushcart Prize. Katie has taught creative writing at Virginia Tech and West Virginia University; she currently teaches nonﬁction in West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Low-Residency MFA Program.
Katie is also one of the founders of the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, Inc., a nonproﬁt organization dedicated to conserving wild birds through research, education, and rehabilitation. The Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia is based near Morgantown, WV, and each year, treats more than 300 injured wild birds, conducts dozens of environmental education programs, and sponsors research projects.