Thor Hanson - Author & Biologist

American Museum of Natural History

Thor is a sought-after public speaker and a veteran of hundreds of presentations to audiences ranging from grade school assemblies to university classes, writing conferences, museums, and book clubs. Examples include Town Hall Seattle, Portland Audubon, The Tacoma Art Museum, The High Desert Museum, The Minnesota Raptor Centor, The Beckham Bird Club, The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, The Chuckanut Writers Conference, The Washington Native Plant Society, and the Sonoma Land Trust.

To book Thor for community reads or other speaking engagements, contact:  Dawn Stuart, Books In Common, (541) 318-6288;


upcoming events


Thor will be on the road in Spring 2016 to promote the paperback release of THE TRIUMPH OF SEEDS, as well as his new children's book BARTHOLOMEW QUILL.  Look for an event in your area and check back often as new dates are added . . .  

Wednesday, February 24 @ 6:30 PM  -      The Overlake School

     Presentation & Book Signing                          Discovery Hall

                                                                               20301 NE 108th Street

                                                                               Redmond, WA 98053

Saturday, March 19 @ 1:00 PM    -    Manzanita Writers Series Workshop

     Writing Workshop                               Hoffman Center for the Arts
                                                                    Manzanita, OR

Saturday, March 19 @ 7:00 PM    -  Manzanita Writers Series Lecture

     Presentation & Book Signing              Hoffman Center for the Arts

                                                                   Manzanita, OR

Monday, March 21 @ Time TBD  -  FORKS - Fields, Oceans, Ranches & Kitchens Stewards

     Keynote Address                                 Farmer-Fisher-Chefs-Conection

                                                                  Bastyr University

                                                                  Bothell, WA

Wednesday, April 6 @ Time TBD  -  Griffin Bay Bookstore

     PNBA Award Presentation                      155 Spring Street

     & Book Signing                                        Eastsound, WA  98245


Thursday, April 7 @ 7:00 PM​  -  Village Books

     Presentation & Book Signing          1200 Eleventh Street

                                                               Bellingham, WA  98225

Friday, April 8, @ 7:00 PM   -   Secret Garden Books

     Presentation & Book Signing​        2214 NW Market Street

                                                             Seattle, WA  98107

Tuesday, April 12 @ 7:30 PM     -     Raincoast Education Society

     Presentation & Book Signing             Ecolodge Classroom at the Tofino Botanical Gardens

                                                                  Tofino, B.C., Canada

Wednesday, April 20 @ 11:00 AM  -  Tacoma Garden Club/Seattle Garden Club

     Presentation & Book Signing                 Tacoma Golf and Country Club

                                                                       13024 Country Club Drive Southwest

                                                                       Lakewood, WA  98498

Tuesday, May 3rd @ Time TBD  -  Methow Conservancy

     Presentation & Book Signing           Winthrop, WA

Thursday, May 5 @ Time TBD   -   The Inland Empire Garden Club

     Presentation & Book Signing           Spokane, WA

Saturday, May 21 @ 6:00 PM   -    Darvill's Bookstore

    Presentation & Book Signing            1 Main Street

                                                                Eastsound, WA  98245

Saturday, June 18 @ 6:30 PM   -   Lopez Island Library

     Presentation & Book Signing           Woodmen Hall

                                                                 4102 Fisherman Bay Road

                                                                 Lopez Island, WA

Saturday, October 1 @ Time TBD  -  San Juan County Master Gardeners

     Keynote Address                                   Fall Gardening Workshop

                                                                    Friday Harbor, WA