- April 21, 2016
- 7:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
TICKETS $15/$20 at the door
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.
After a life-threatening accident in the water, author Liz Cunningham set out on a pilgrimage to understand the haunting beauty of the sea and what we can do to save the life it harbors. Her book, Ocean Country, is an adventure story, a call to action, and a poetic meditation on the state of the seas. But most importantly, it is the story of finding true hope in the midst of urgent environmental crises which have brought us to a threshold point in human history. Liz will be in conversation with Phil Cousineau, award-winning writer, filmmaker, and host of PBS' "Global Spirit," about writing, her journey, and "living as if your voice matters."
Liz Cunningham is the author of the highly praised Ocean Country: One Woman's Voyage from Peril to Hope in Her Quest to Save the Seas. Ocean Country is an adventure story, a call to action, and a poetic meditation on the state of the seas, but most of all it is a story of finding true hope in the midst of one of the greatest crises to face humankind: the rapidly degrading state of our environment. Cunningham is also author of Talking Politics: Choosing the President in the Television Age, and her writing has been published by Alternet.org, Earth Island Journal, Times of the Islands, The Marin Poetry Center Anthology, the San Francisco Chronicle, and other publications. Her website is: www.lizcunningham.net.
Phil Cousineau is a freelance writer, anthologist, documentary filmmaker, and creativity consultant. His 30-plus published works include the bestsellers The Art of Pilgrimage, The Hero's Journey: the Life and Work of Joseph Campbell, and Stoking the Creative Fires. Recent books include The Art of Travel Journal, The Book of Roads, and Burning the Midnight Oil. Cousineau also has more than 20 documentary film credits including The Hero's Journey: The Life and Work of Joseph Campbell, Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey, and the Academy Award-nominated Forever Activists: Stories from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Since 2009, Cousineau has been host of "Global Spirit," which airs nationally on PBS and Link TV, a guest host on "New Dimensions Radio," and a consultant on the mythology of movies at Warner Brothers, and the mythology of sports for Major League Baseball.