Red Barn Event - Belted Kingfisher: Messenger of Waterways

04/12/2023 - 7:00pm
Author, Marina Richie

Join Marina Richie on a visual journey featuring Halcyon Journey: In Search of the Belted Kingfisher, a first-person narrative threading natural history, myth, and memoir and winner of a 2022 National Outdoor Book Award. Her book also features 16 illustrations by the talented Oregon artist Ram Papish. Richie will read excerpts and delve into the secretive behaviors of North America’s beloved fishing bird and the American Birding Association's 2023 Bird of the Year.

Marina Richie is a nature writer and author. Her articles and essays have appeared in Birdwatching Magazine, Appalachian Trail Journeys, Post Road Magazine, Think Journal, and other publications, including two books: Placed: An Encyclopedia of Central Oregon and Field Notes from the Montana Natural History Center. Marina is the author of two children's books as well: Bird Feats of Montana and Bug Feats of Montana. She has worked as a journalist, managed communications for wildlife-oriented organizations, and currently serves on the board of the Greater Hells Canyon Council. She lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband Wes and Labrador Pepper. To read her bi-monthly nature blogs, go to her website:

This is a FREE event partnered with the Wenatchee River Institute. There will be a donation basket at the door.
Doors open at 6:30pm for a community social with beer and wine available for purchase. The presentation will start at 7:00pm.
Red Barn Events are now hybrid, you may join us in person in the Red Barn or livestream virtually via Zoom.

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Interested in learning more? Check out Marina's Nature Writing Workshop with the Wenatchee River Institute on Thursday, April 13th from 2-4pm. Learn more and register here.

Wenatchee River Institute
347 Division St
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Halcyon Journey: In Search of the Belted Kingfisher By Marina Richie, Ram Papish (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Marina Richie, Ram Papish (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780870712036
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Oregon State University Press - May 27th, 2022