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Newport Reads 2018

Soul of an OctopusThe 2018 Newport Reads selection is The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montogomery, a 2015 Finalist for a National Book Award.

The intelligence of dogs, birds, and chimpanzees was only recently accepted by scientists, who now are establishing the intelligence of the octopus, watching them solve problems and deciphering the meaning of their color-changing camouflage techniques. Montgomery chronicles this growing scientific appreciation of the octopus, but also tells a love story.

Two events are planned to bring the community together around the reading of this book.

Celebrating the Octopus!
A Panel Discussion
April 7, 2018 at 12 p.m.
Hatfield Marine Science Center Auditorium

Dr. Tim Miller-Morgan will facilitate the discussion. An aquatic veterinarian, educator and biologist., Dr. Miller-Morgan directs the Aquatic Animal Health Program at Oregon State University and serves as a clinical veterinarian for aquatic animals at Hatfield, Oregon Coast Aquarium and OCCC. Panelists will include Colleen Doyle and Sid Stetson from Oregon Sea Grant, and Evonne Mochon Collura and Sage Butts from the Oregon Coast Aquarium.


Author Event
April 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Newport Performing Arts Center

Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and author of twenty acclaimed Sy Montgomerybooks of nonfiction for adults and children.

The recipient of numerous honors, including lifetime achievement awards from the Humane Society and the New England Booksellers Association, Montgomery lives in New Hampshire with her husband, border collie, and flock of chickens.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. This program is sponsored by the Newport Public Library Foundation, with support from the Sylvia Beach Hotel.


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