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Author Event: Ingrid Horrocks

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free
Join us to hear Ingrid Horrocks discuss her new book Where We Swim (VUP, 2021).
Ingrid Horrocks had few aspirations to swimming mastery, but she had always loved being in the water. She set out on a solo swimming journey, then abandoned it for a different kind of swimming altogether – one which led her to more deeply examine relationships, our ecological crisis, and responsibilities to collective care. Why do people swim, and where, how, with whom?
Where We Swim ranges from solitary swims in polluted lakes and rivers in Aotearoa New Zealand, to swims in pools in Medellín, Phoenix and the Peruvian Amazon. Near Brighton, Horrocks is joined by an imagined community of early women swimmers; back home she takes her first tentative swim after lockdown. Part memoir, part travel and nature writing, this book is about being a daughter, sister, partner, mother, and above all a human animal living among other animals – sheep and cows, whales and manatee, elks and ibises.

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Date:
June 17
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organiser

Schrödinger’s Books
Phone:
260 3777
Email:
petonebooks@gmail.com

Venue

Schrödinger’s Books
137 Jackson Street
Petone, Wellington 5012 New Zealand
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Phone:
260 3777

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