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6:30PM Thursday, 28 September, 2017 PST/PDT
Nautical Nights Speaker Series: Mark Leiren-Young

Nautical Nights Speaker Series: Mark Leiren-Young

Join us for the first official Nautical Nights Speaker Series, featuring Mark Leiren-Young!

Mark Leiren-Young was swallowed by a whale named Moby Doll. His latest book, The Killer Whale Who Changed the World - about the first ever orca displayed in captivity - won the 2016 Science Writers and Communicators Book Award and was nominated for the RBC Taylor Award and the Hubert Evans Prize. Mark is directing a feature documentary about Moby and his short documentary The Hundred-Year-Old Whale, debuts at festivals this fall. He hosts the popular podcast, Skaana, about orcas, oceans and the environment.

Mark is also a playwright whose work has been produced around the world. He has two plays running in Vancouver this season - Shylock is at Bard on the Beach in September and Bar Mitzvah Boy debuts at Pacific Theatre in March, 2018.leiren-young.com @leirenyoung

Until July, 1964 killer whales were seen as bloodthirsty sea monsters. That all changed when a young killer whale was captured off the coast of Saturna Island. Bestselling author, Mark Leiren-Young, explores the story of first contact with an alien creature - the orca known as Moby Doll - and how humans went from shooting at whales for target practice to loving them to death.


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