September 29, 2020

Online Book Discussion: The Soul of an Octopus


Seekonk, MA – Join us for a lively discussion of The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery through Zoom on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 6:00 pm. Register in the Events Calendar at to receive an invitation to the Zoom call approximately one hour before the start time. The title is available digitally through Hoopla and Overdrive, or you may request to pick up a print copy.

In 2011 Sy Montgomery wrote a feature for Orion magazine entitled 'Deep Intellect' about her friendship with a sensitive, sweet-natured octopus named Athena and the grief she felt at her death. It went viral, indicating the widespread fascination with these mysterious, almost alien-like creatures. Since then Sy has practiced true immersion journalism, from New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, pursuing these wild, solitary shape-shifters. By turns funny, entertaining, touching and profound, The Soul of an Octopus reveals what octopuses can teach us about consciousness and the meeting of two very different minds.

This program is free and open to all.

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Event Date
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Event time
6:00 PM
Cost / donation
Free and open to all


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