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Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Writers Under Pressure... Atmospheric & Otherwise

Things are looking up! John Dodge and I get very excited about storms, clouds, and the PNW Skies.

Things are looking up! John Dodge and I get very excited about storms, clouds, and the PNW Skies.

Join Olympians John Dodge, author of A Deadly Wind (OSU Press, 2018) and Maria Ruth, author of A Sideways Look at Clouds (Mountaineers Books, 2017) at Browsers Bookshop for a conversation about wind storms, clouds, and challenges these writers faced writing about—and under—the powerful force of pressure. This event will include light refreshments, Q&A, and book sales and signing.

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Tahoma Audubon Fall Speaker Series
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Tahoma Audubon Fall Speaker Series

Join for my talk “A Sideways Look at Clouds” part of the Naturally Inspired Fall Speakers Series presented by the Tahoma Audubon Society. This programs  will be at the beautiful Tacoma Nature Center, 7:00-8:00pm (with social gathering at 6:30).  It’s fee and open to the public!

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Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Third Place Books--Ravenna

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This wonderful novel by Cai Emmons will be out next week. Please join me and Cai for an evening of conversation about clouds, weather, science and story, intuition and inspiration. Copies of Cai’s book, Weather Woman (Red Hen Press, 2018) and my book A Sideways Look at Clouds (Mountaineers Books 2017) will be available for purchase and signing.

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A Sideways Look at Clouds @ Herringbone Books in Redmond, OR
Mar
3
6:00 PM18:00

A Sideways Look at Clouds @ Herringbone Books in Redmond, OR

Why do clouds get a bad rap? Why is "cloudy" synonymous with "gloomy"? Did you know that an officially "sunny" day in eastern Oregon can include up to 15% cloud cover? Join me in Redmond, Oregon, for a talk, Q&A, and signing of my book from Mountaineers Books, A Sideways Look at Clouds. I'll be sharing some science, humor, and thoughts on following your curiosity.

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A Sideways Look at Clouds @ Roundabout Books in Bend
Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

A Sideways Look at Clouds @ Roundabout Books in Bend

During the 186 days every year Bend, Oregon, is officially "sunny," the sky can be covered by 15% or less by clouds. If the clouds had better PR, this would be a "partly cloudy" day. Learn about the clouds, our fascination with them, and why we don't talk about them more at my talk, Q&A, and book signing. I'll be sharing some science, humor, and thoughts on following your curiosity.

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A Sideways Look at Clouds @ Paulina Springs Books in Sisters
Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

A Sideways Look at Clouds @ Paulina Springs Books in Sisters

On Cloud Nine? Under a Cloud? Curious about these shape-shifting natural wonders we too often take for granted? Join me for talk, Q&A, and book signing. I'll be sharing some science, humor, and thoughts on following your curiosity.

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Clouds at Skagit Audubon
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Clouds at Skagit Audubon

Birders and cloud watchers have much in common: they spend a lot of time in the field, their gaze is often skyward, and they have a good grasp of taxonomy. Yes! The clouds come in genera, species, and varieties, too! Join me and the Skagit Audubon Society in "big sky country" (Skagit County) for a program on my new non-fiction title, A Sideways Look at Clouds (Mountaineers Books, 2017). My presentation will include a talk, slides, Q&A, book sales and signing.

 This is part of the monthly program of Skagit Audubon and is free and open to the public.

7:00 Social; 7:30 Program, Padilla Bay Interpretive Center, 10441 Bayview Edison Rd, Mount Vernon, Washington

 

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Nov
18
to Nov 19

Sideways @ The Wild Arts Festival

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Come celebrate the Audubon Society of Portland's nature-inspired art extravaganza on November 18-19. I'll be signing copies of my new book, A Sideways Look at Clouds (Mountaineers Books 2018) and Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet (Mountaineers Books reissue 2013) on Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Come by to chat about murrelets ("fog larks) and clouds (including fog!).

This event 37th annual event is a fundraiser for the Audubon Society of Portland--the organization that spearheaded the nearly ten-year effort back in the 1980s to protect the Marbled Murrelet under the federal Endangered Species Act.

While supporting a good cause and celebrating the natural world, you can meet dozens of other authors including Molly Hashimoto, Lyanda Lynn Haupt, Robert Michael Pyle, Kathleen Dean Moore, Brenda Peterson, and Kim Stafford. Here is the full author line-up

The event is held at:  Montgomery Park, 2701 NW Vaughn, Portland, OR
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 18 | 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 19. Tickets are required.
Click here for more information on the festival.

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Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

Sideways at Orca Books

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Olympia's skies are classified as "cloudy" 228 days a year. What do you know about the these shape-shifting natural wonders--cumulus, stratus, cirrus, and the rest? Join me tonight (Saturday) for my presentation on A Sideways Look at Clouds--my new book of non-fiction natural history published this Fall by Mountaineers Books. 

I'll be doing a combo talk/reading/slide program/ Q&A/ book signing... and cloud-shaped cookies for everyone at Olympia's oldest indie bookstore. AND FREE FULL-COLOR CLOUD CHARTS FROM NASA/NOAA! 

Orca Books is located at 509 4th Ave E, Olympia, Washington 98501. 

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Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

Sideways at Powell's Books on Hawthorne

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Curious about clouds? New to the Pacific Northwest? Forgot what you learned about clouds in 4th grade? Can't remember the Latin names? Perfect! 

Join me at Powell's Books (the Hawthorne Store) in Portland for a reading/talk/Q&A about clouds and my new book A Sideways Look at Clouds. I'll give you tips on watching clouds, talking about them, and engaging in a meaningful relationship with them. I'll be showing slides of our beautiful PNW clouds, answering your questions, and signing copies of my book. 

Powell's Books on Hawthonre is at 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland 97214; (800) 878-7273. There are LOTS of wonderful eateries and drinkeries in the neighborhood.
For directions to store and other info click here.

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Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Sideways Launch Party

Join Maria at the Eagles Ballroom to celebrate the publication of A Sideways Look at Clouds, by Mountaineers Books.

After moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2006, Olympia nature writer Maria Mudd Ruth realized she knew little to nothing about clouds. Rather than continuing to take them for granted, Maria began to study these shape-shifting natural wonders. In A Sideways Look Clouds Maria charts a unique course into the science and meaning of clouds and offers the non-scientist ways to look at, appreciate, and talk about the clouds. The launch party will include a presentation/reading followed by Q&A and book sales/signing, fun.

Browsers Books of Olympia will be at the event to sell hot-off-the-press copies of A Sideways Look at Clouds (and also Maria's previous book, Rare Bird). Refreshing beverages and light cloud-themed nibbles will be served. Children welcome.

PARKING: There is free on-street parking on 4th and Pear St. (the most convenient). There are some spaces in the Eagle's Ballroom lot just north off the building off 4th. AND after hours at Always Safe & Lock just north of that. AND after hours in the larger parking lot of the Lottery Administrative HQ across the street. 

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