Robert Michael Pyle, an internationally known naturalist and nature writer from Wahkiakum County, will read from his new novel on Oct. 24 as part of the first NW Voices event at the Longview Public Library.
He will also present a workshop from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Lower Columbia College in Main 146 before the reading at 7 p.m. in the library's Reading Room, according to a press release. Both events are free and open to the public.
Pyle's first novel, "Magdalena Mountain," follows three Magdalenas: "Mary, a woman whose uncertain journey opens the book; Magdalena Mountain, shrouded in mystery and menace; and the all-black Magdalena alpine butterfly, the most elusive of several rare and beautiful species found on the mountain," according to the release.
Pyle is the author of several other collections of nature writings, including "Wintergreen," "Chasing Monarchs," "The Thunder Tree," "The Butterflies of Cascadia," "Where Bigfoot Walks" and "Sky Time in Grays River."
He is a resident of Grays River.