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Amy Tan — The Backyard Bird Chronicles — at Conn Ave

Location 5015 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008
Date Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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Tracking the natural beauty that surrounds us, The Backyard Bird Chronicles maps the passage of time through daily entries, thoughtful questions, and beautiful original sketches. With boundless charm and wit, author Amy Tan charts her foray into birding and the natural wonders of the world. This event promises to be a delightful and insightful exploration of the avian life that thrives just beyond our doorsteps, offering attendees a chance to connect with the beauty of the natural world and gain a deeper appreciation for the intricate lives of our feathered neighbors. In 2016, Amy Tan grew overwhelmed by the state of the world: Hatred and misinformation became a daily presence on social media, and the country felt more divisive than ever. In search of peace, Tan turned toward the natural world just beyond her window and, specifically, the birds visiting her yard. But what began as an attempt to find solace turned into something far greater--an opportunity to savor quiet moments during a volatile time, connect to nature in a meaningful way, and imagine the intricate lives of the birds she admired. Amy Tan is the author of several novels, including The Joy Luck Club and The Bonesetter's Daughter. She is a co-producer and co-screenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club and is on the board of American Bird Conservancy. She lives in Sausalito, California. Attendees will have the chance to hear directly from this acclaimed author as she shares her insights and experiences, offering a unique perspective on the power of nature to heal and inspire during challenging times. This event is free with first come, first served seating, so those interested in attending are encouraged to arrive early to secure their spot. The event will take place at 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, providing a convenient location for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers in the area. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the captivating world of The Backyard Bird Chronicles and discover the joy and wonder that can be found in the natural world around us.

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