Literary Thursdays this September at the Whale Museum feature two extraordinary women writing from an Orca perspective.
On September 20th at 7:00 PM Astrid van Ginneken will introduce her novel, Togetherness is Our Home - An Orca's Journey through Life. Years of observation of different killer whales in many different circumstances shaped Astrid’s perception of the highly intelligent and loyal orca. In pitch-perfect prose, orca expert Dr. Astrid M. van Ginneken puts the reader into the orca’s mind as she tells the story of the young killer whale Tuschka. Born in the wild, Tuschka learns the ways of her pod of fellow creatures and experiences the never-ending search for food, the joy of play, and the sadness of loss. But then Tuschka is mercilessly taken from her home waters and transferred to a marine park, where her only solace is a trust in her human trainers.
On September 27th at 7:00 PM Mary J. Getten will introduce the new edition of her 2007 Nautilus Book Award winning Communicating With Orcas: The Whales' Perspective. Mary Getten, respected whale naturalist and professional animal communicator, takes the reader on a voyage with her and her colleague. Together they use their telepathic skills and communication abilities to interview wild and captive orcas. Communicating With Orcas takes you inside the world of the Orcas allowing you to see things from their perspective and to understand another way of life - the orca way.