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Tickets for ‘The Swamp’ author events nearing sellout

By Staff | Feb 10, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Michael Grunwald

Only 75 tickets remain for Michael Grunwald’s lecture about his book, “The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise,” on March 20 at The Community House on Sanibel. For the private reception event preceding it, 25 tickets are still available. Hosted by the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, the events benefit water-quality research and education at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

The bestselling Florida author will do book-signings at two separate events on March 20. An exclusive cocktail and nosh reception with an author meet-and-greet starts at 5:30 p.m. for a limited number of ticket-holders. At $125 each, the tickets also include reserved VIP seating at his 7 p.m. lecture that will follow. Tickets for the lecture-only are $30.

“The Swamp,” which informed the eponymous 2018 PBS documentary, tells the story of the manmade destruction and attempted resurrection of the Florida Everglades, the riveting history of humanity’s relentless war against nature in Florida, and belated efforts to make peace.

Grunwald, a senior writer for POLITICO Magazine, has won the George Polk Award for national reporting, the Worth Bingham Prize for investigative reporting, and other honors in his 25-year journalism career. “The Swamp” and a later book, “The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era,” both won him the gold medal for non-fiction at the Florida Book Awards.

Grunwald is currently working on a book about food and climate change.

PHOTO PROVIDED “The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise” by Michael Grunwald

“With the current state of our coastline from red tides, algae and rising seas, Michael Grunwald’s award-winning book about the Florida Everglades’ backstory has never been more relevant or urgent,” DDWS Executive Director Birgie Miller said.

Sponsors for the presentations include WGCU, Mike and Terry Baldwin, the Gresham family, Pfeifer Realty Group, Mitchell’s SandCastles, RE/MAX of the Islands, and Hank and Linda Spire.

For more information or tickets, visit dingdarlingsociety.org/articles/the-swamp-presentations.