For Release: April 04, 2011
Marylhurst University will host a book reading and discussion with Robert Michael
Pyle — a full-time freelance writer, teacher, speaker and biologist for 30 years.
Among the many environmental-literature writers, Pyle stands out as an actual scientist
who writes with sensitivity and poetry about the world we inhabit and share with other
creatures. His 15 books include "Wintergreen," "The Thunder Tree,"
"Where Bigfoot Walks," "Chasing Monarchs," "Walking the High Ridge," and "Sky Time in Gray's River" as well as "The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Butterflies" and several other standard butterfly works.
Pyle worked as an assistant curator at Yale's Peabody Museum, as a butterfly conservation consultant for Papua New Guinea, Northwest land steward for The Nature Conservancy and guest professor or writer at Portland State, University of Alaska, Evergreen State and Lewis & Clark College. Pyle has lectured for many scientific, literary and general audiences, and he has taught numerous field courses and creative writing seminars.
Thursday, April 21 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Flavia Hall Salon
Free and open to the public
About Marylhurst University
Marylhurst University, a private liberal arts university 10 miles south of Portland, Ore. on Highway 43, is regionally accredited and nationally recognized for innovation and academic excellence in serving adult learners. More than 1,900 students earn degrees on campus and online. Marylhurst offers 20 undergraduate degrees, 9 graduate degrees and 13 professional certificates, all of which integrate the liberal arts with professional studies to prepare students as interdisciplinary thinkers and ethical leaders.