Windsor Gala 2022

Lorna Crozier books
Margaret Atwood signatures
Margaret Atwoods-Burning Questions book
Madness basket

In Person Again!

The 2022 Annual Windsor PIBO Gala
Hosted by Margaret Atwood & Paul Vasey
Auctioneer: Peter Hrastovec

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

at Beach Grove Golf & Country Club
14134 Riverside Drive East
Tecumseh, ON (just outside Windsor) (map)

Join your birding friends at our annual Save-the-Birds Windsor Gala, a fundraiser that supports PIBO’s work throughout the year.

Bid at the exciting Windsor Gala Auction, where special “Surprise Grab-Bags” prepared by Margaret Atwood, Louise Penny, Paul Vasey, and Wayne Grady will go under the hammer, along with tantalizing art, one-of-a-kind experiences, and other highly desirable birdy bits.

Be inspired by our Guest Author, Lorna Crozier, and our Guest Birder, David Lindo, whose books will be for sale along with new works by Margaret Atwood (Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces), Wayne Grady (The Good Father) and Merilyn Simonds (Woman, Watching: Louise de Kiriline Lawrence and the Songbirds of Pimisi Bay).

Come for the birds and stay for the book-signing!

2022 Guest Author Lorna Crozier, is the beloved Canadian writer of fifteen books including the poetry collections Small Mechanics, The Wrong Cat (winner of the Pat Lowther Award), and God of Shadows. Lorna is also a noted memoirist, author of Small Beneath the Sky, a memoir of growing up in Saskatchewan, and her most recent book, Through the Garden: A Love Story (with Cats), called “one of the great love stories of our time.” This heart-wrenching (and sometimes hilarious) memoir recalls forty years of intimacy with her husband, poet and novelist Patrick Lane—and is a powerful, tender witness to her dying husband’s final days. Lorna is an Officer of the Order of Canada and has won both the Governor General’s Award and Canadian Author’s Association Award for Poetry. She has read her poetry on every continent except Antarctica, and recited a poem for Queen Elizabeth II as part of Saskatchewan’s 2005 Centennial Celebration.
Guest Birder David Lindo is better known as “The Urban Birder,” the person who has made birding in a city as exciting as tromping through jungles and inland marshes. A naturalist and photographer, he is the author of How To Be an Urban Birder and, last year, was part of the judging panel of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Bird Photographer of the Year. David leads birding tours throughout the world and writes extensively on birds, through his regular columns in Nature’s Home (RSPB), Bird Watching Magazine (UK), and Bird Watchers Digest (US). In 2020, David was shortlisted for the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Columnist of the Year Award. A tireless advocate for birds, he speaks to audiences large and small about urban birding and the plight of birds in today’s world.
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