Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Joe Neal's invitation to a slide show on birds and the release of IN THE PROVINCE of BIRD, a memoir from western Arkansas by Neal, with a few words from Louise Mann

  Hey Neighbors...Fayetteville's favorite birder, Joe Neal has written another book. He will present it with a slide show at Nightbird Books. If you've not attended one of Joe's presentations you are in for a treat. His knowledge and dry sense of humor will keep you chuckling and learning  at the same time. He'll also have information about the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count.  So, come have a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the birds!   Louise Mann    Joe's note below....


Nightbird Books in Fayetteville,
Friday December 9    7:00 PM
       Y'ALL ARE INVITED to a field trip to Nightbird Books in Fayetteville, Fri. night, Dec. 9, at 7 PM.

The occasion is the  release by Half Acre Press of IN THE PROVINCE OF BIRDS, A MEMOIR FROM  WESTERN ARKANSAS by Joe Neal.

      Yellow-billed Loons and lesser relatives, the World's Champion Hoot Owler, Birds and Baptists,
etchings and Africans, the bigtime woodpecker business, raising Ariel midst migration fall-out: this is the stuff of my PROVINCE and these new essays.

      When I stand to deliver the PROVINCE slide show December  9, it will be a field trip, though in Nightbird it will be warm and foody, rather than rainy, cold and windy as on so many Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society field trips. The program includes hither-to-for unseen selections from my much-coveted collection of yard flamingos, wooden chickens, and junk cars as well as a few birds rare and not-so-rare.

       Since an independent, local bookstore is such a great asset -- and because my publisher is way, way out on the limb in bringing this book out -- PROVINCE will be available for a price similar to an all-you-can-eat catfish dinner (includes drink, tip extra). As in the case of all our field trips, you do not have to be a member to come. ALL are welcome, with or without investing in PROVINCE. And finally, as they say in trash collection, "Satisfaction guaranteed or DOUBLE your garbage back."

JOSEPH C. NEAL in Fayetteville, Arkansas
"I loaf and invite my soul..." -- Walt Whitman

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