PuSh Festival presents Sea Sick

Her book Sea Sick won the Grantham Prized for excellence in environmental writing, and she has toured the world, captivating and informing audiences on five continents.

Photo of Alanna Mitchell by Chloe Ellingson.
Photo of Alanna Mitchell by Chloe Ellingson.

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival presents Sea Sick, the festival announced in a media release. Canada's own Alanna Mitchell says it "contains the switch of life."  So why do we know - and care - so little about the sea?  Following from her award-winning book of the same title, Mitchell's Sea Sick is an exploration of a subject that we ignore at our peril.  She tells the story of her lifelong love of nature and her gradual change in focus from the land to the oceans.  Curiosity led to alarm as she discovered the damage done to them, and the huge risk this degradation poses to human life.  The setup is spare: a chalkboard and a table. These and her words are all the author needs to keep us riveted.  Her work is personal, scientific and political, and on all three counts it's a revelation.

An award-winning journalist, Alanna Mitchell has written extensively on science and social trends. Her book Sea Sick won the Grantham Prized for excellence in environmental writing, and she has toured the world, captivating and informing audiences on five continents.  Mitchell has written for the Globe and Mail, the New York Times, Canadian Geographic Magazine and the CBC.

Sea Sick: (Feb. 3-4 at 8pm at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre; Early bird tickets are $31 and regular tickets are $36. Buy them here.)

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