Edmonds CC Convergence Writers Series features a reading by science and environmental writer Rachel Clark04/25/16
|Rachel Clark, author of "The Blackfish Prophecy"|
Edmonds Community College’s Convergence Writers Series is featuring science and environmental writer Rachel Clark for a reading on Thurs., May 5 at 11:30 a.m. in the college’s Black Box Theatre on campus, 20310 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. It is free and open to the public.
Rachel Clark, author of just-released "The Blackfish Prophecy," a work of fiction set in Washington state about wild orcas that shows the ancient bond between humans and whales and questions whether orcas belong in captivity.
Her book has received praise from Dr. Jane Goodall and Tim Zimmerman, associate producer and co-writer of "Blackfish."
“'The Blackfish Prophecy' opens many doors to understanding and possibilities for living as members of the family of life on Earth,” said Howard Garrett, co-director of Orca Network.
While in college, Clark worked with captive Beluga whales and dolphins, then encountered killer whales swimming free in their home waters.
For the last twenty years, she’s devoted her career as a science and environment writer to conveying the wonders of nature. "The Blackfish Prophecy" is her first book.
Praise for “The Blackfish Prophecy”:
“When I began to read, I was absolutely captivated. A marvelous story, and I love the spiritual aspect. I have myself experienced the connection between Native Americans and First Nation’s people, and dolphins.” - Dr. Jane Goodall
“The Blackfish Prophecy is a sweeping, emotionally packed book, with a gripping tale and a big heart. Rachel Clark has created a fascinating world of smart kids, mystical orcas, and acts of morality that must be carried out, no matter how difficult. Readers of all ages will learn much about killer whales, and why they simply do not belong in captivity. This wonderful story is fictional, but the facts are all
too real.” - David Kirby author of “Death at SeaWorld”
“Rachel Clark has created an entrancing story that not only captures the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the native and orca societies which make it so unique, but also the potential for deep and powerful connections between human and killer whale cultures in the wilderness environment. I enjoyed it immensely.” - Tim Zimmerman, associate producer and co-writer of Blackfish
“The Blackfish Prophecy opens many doors to understanding and possibilities for living as members of the family of life on Earth.” - Howard Garrett, co-director of Orca Network