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Author and mycologist Larry Millman is returning to the Woods Hole Public Library for a talk and walk seeking mushrooms and other fungi. A resident of Cambridge, Mr. Millman is knowledgeable and informative about the local fungi. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 30 at 1pm. Interested mushroom hunters should call the Library at 508-548-8961 or email whpl_mail@clamsnet.org to reserve a place on the walk.

This event will start with a short talk outside in the library’s courtyard, then participants will proceed to the walk site in their own cars. The talk will take less than one half-hour, and the walk in the woods a bit over an hour.

Lawrence Millman is a nature writer, ethnographer, poet, arctic explorer and mycologist. He has taught at Tufts University, the University of Iceland, University of Minnesota, Vermont College, and Harvard University (Extension) and is the author of sixteen books, including At the End of the World and Fungipedia. He has received a Guggenheim Award, Fulbright Fellowship, and Bush Foundation Fellowship. He has published in many popular journals including National Geographic, the Atlantic Monthly, Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, Outside, the Times Literary Supplement, the Boston Globe, the London Sunday Times, and the Journal of American Folklore. 

Larry lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has made frequent visits to Woods Hole to speak about his many books and lead walks in search of fungus. He is returning on Tuesday, November 29 to give a talk about his most recent book at the Woods Hole Public Library at 4 PM, followed by a mushroom walk the next afternoon from 1-3 PM. Larry’s book, just out this autumn, is The Last Speaker of Bear, My Encounters in the North is a collection of short essays about his life spent traveling in the north. He first visited northern Canada as a child and has since been on some thirty-five expeditions in search of undeveloped landscapes and traditional cultures, not to mention untamed wildlife. While much of his experience is centered in Canada–including territories from Yukon to Quebec and Newfoundland/Labrador–he includes stories from villages in Greenland, Iceland, and Norway as well.

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