Elizabeth Marshall Thomas will read from her autobiography, Dreaming of Lions: My Life in Wild Places, a book about a life lived fearlessly and fiercely. She’s been described as staggeringly original and bluntly honest. Her work led her to different cultures, places and species, from lions, elephants, and hyenas to high mountain adventures with her mountain guide son and civil rights demonstrations with her warrior daughter. She lived with wolves on Baffin Island, she lived through the Nigerian civil war, and she lived with warlike African pastoralists which brought her a scary encounter with Idi Amin. She also lived for 3 years among the Kalahari San or Bushmen, and is described as the last, best writer to have witnessed the people at the cradle of humanity, like looking through a telescope and realizing that what you see actually happened long ago and has taken all this time to reach us.