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ENTO '16 - Royal Entomological Society Conference

  • Harper Adams University Edgmond Road Newport, England, TF10 8HA United Kingdom (map)

M.G. Leonard - Are You Sitting Comfortably?

A story can be a powerful device for understanding the world in which we live and considering our relationship to it. In the storytelling tradition, insects are frequently cast as villainous, furnish a frightening place, or used en masse to terrify the reader. M.G. Leonard, the international bestselling author of Beetle Boy, will share the story of how, discovering ignorance to be the root of her own fear of insects, she’s set about creating a narrative, in which the insects are the lovable good guys and the reader incidentally learns about invertebrates.