Our Wheezing Heart: Puget Sound

Dietrich22006William Dietrich
1pm, Sunday, November 4

The Rose Theatre

Presented by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center

Can we nurse the spiritual, geographic, economic and ecological heart of our region back to health before open-heart surgery, or have we failed one of the richest waterways in the world? William (Bill) Dietrich, author and Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist, will talk about the past and future of Puget Sound, and what we must do as Sound stewards to sustain our fertile fjord and estuary.

William (Bill) Dietrich is an author, Seattle Times journalist, and professor of environmental journalism at Western Washington University. The Tacoma native is the author of nine books, which have been sold in fifteen languages, and shared a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. He was a member of the Northwest Straits Commission, was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and toured Antarctica under a National Science Foundation fellowship.

In 2007, his novel Napoleon’s Pyramids will be published in February. He wrote the introduction to the Art Wolfe photography book Puget Sound, which will be published in April. He lives in Anacortes and sails in local waters.

Admission: Port Townsend Marine Science Center Members $5/Non-members $8