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An Evening with Amy Stewart - Thursday April 21

An Evening with Amy Stewart - Thursday April 21 photo 4/15/2016 9:38:47 a.m. - Hobbs, NM.  

The blockbuster “Wicked Plants: The Exhibit”, currently at the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, started with a book by best-selling author Amy Stewart called Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical Atrocities.

Stewart will be at the museum Thursday, April 21st beginning at 5:30pm for a reception with the public and to talk about what she has learned regarding some of the world’s most diabolical botanicals.  She will also sign copies of her “Wicked Plants” book, available at the museum’s gift store. The event is free.

“Amy Stewart’s lectures are inspiring and entertaining, as she talks about the devious, wicked plants in our everyday homes and neighborhoods,” says Mary Lyle, Director of Education for the museum. “She travels the country with her humorous stories on wicked plants.  We are delighted to bring her to Hobbs.”

Stewart is the author of 13 books: seven are fiction, and six are non-fiction on the perils and pleasures of the natural world.  Four of the non-fiction books were New York Times bestsellers, including “Wicked Plants”. Her books have been translated into 15 languages.  She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the American Horticulture Society’s Book Award, and an International Association of Culinary Professionals Food Writing Award.  She and her husband live in Eureka, California where they own a bookstore called Eureka Books, housed in a classic 19th-century Victorian building.

“Wicked Plants: The Exhibit” is on display at the Western Heritage Museum through May 1.  Visitors attending the lecture April 21st will have free access to see the exhibit.  Members of the museum will receive a discount on the “Wicked Plants” book.

For more information, contact Mary Lyle: 575-492-2678 or mlyle@nmjc.edu.

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