A Reading from “The Butterfly Effect”

Here I am at the legendary New York literary hangout, the KGB Bar, reading excerpts from my essay, “The Butterfly Effect,” which interweaves the parallel stories of the declining monarch numbers and my challenges traveling–with multiple chemical sensitivity–to see them. The essay won the $1000 Robert Fragasso Animal Advocate Award for the Best Creative Nonfiction Essay About Animals, and was published in the esteemed literary magazine, Creative Nonfiction.

See “A Canary in New York” for the back story.

[audio:http://jenniferlunden.com/Audio/MP3 The Butterfly Effect at KGB 2_8_11.mp3|titles=The Butterfly Effect]

  4 comments for “A Reading from “The Butterfly Effect”

  1. Norm Renaud
    February 21, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Dear Lunden,
    How did you get to do that reading in New York? Were you invited? This is getting excited. I keep saying how proud I am of you. I’m sounding like your mother but I really am proud of you. You are fearless and that is your best quality.


  2. Jennifer Lunden
    February 21, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Hi Sue,

    Creative Nonfiction invited me to the reading in New York. I read along with two other writers who were published in the same issue.


  3. Carol Hess
    February 21, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Hi, Lunden —

    Congratulations! How exciting to have the opportunity to read your piece. And in a legendary literary hangout no less. Cool! I’m so pleased for you.


  4. Diane
    June 14, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Lunden – this is awesome. We do a monarch tagging project at the nature center where I work and it was such a thrill to have one found so very far away in Mexico. Our family has a rather special attachment to these insects.

    I love the way you weave your story with theirs.

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