Local author Jon McGoran will debut his new book Deadout, the sequel to his ecological thriller Drift at the Morris Arboretum on August 6th from 6-8pm.  Jon will speak about topics from the books — including food security, GMOs, and the collapse of honeybee populations — and will read from and sign copies of his new book. Also on hand will be representatives from local co-op, sustainability and beekeeping organizations. Live music and free food and drink samples will make the evening a true celebration.

On August 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. Morris Arboretum will be hosting the launch event for Jon McGoran’s newest book, Deadout, the sequel to his acclaimed ecological thriller Drift, both from Forge Books. Expanding on Drift’s themes of organic farming and genetically modified foods, Deadout also explores Colony Collapse Disorder, which threatens the world’s honeybee populations. This free event will feature samples of local mead from Stonekeep Meadery, locally brewed honey beer from Iron hill Brewery, snacks from Weavers Way Co-op, and live music, as well as access to the Arboretum’s lovely grounds and an actual demonstration beehive, and of course a reading and book-signing by Jon McGoran. Local beekeeping, sustainability, and co-op groups will also be on-hand with information about some of the topics and themes addressed in the book. Big Blue Marble Bookstore will handle onsite book sales.