Presented by Changing Hands Bookstore in partnership with Mesa Arts Center


Academy Award winning filmmaker Craig Foster (My Octopus Teacher) visits with his new book, Amphibious Soul: Finding the Wild in a Tame World, which Jane Goodall calls "an important book that will transform how we think about being human" and James Cameron says "will guide you to find your own wild heart, wherever you might live." It's a thrilling memoir that asks the question: How can we reclaim the soul-deepening wilderness that grounds and energizes us when so much of the modern world seems designed to tame us?


In this thrilling memoir of a life spent exploring the most incredible places on Earth--from the Great African Seaforest to the crocodile lairs of the Okavango Delta--Craig Foster reveals how we can attend to the earthly beauty around us and deepen our love for all living things, whether we make our homes in the country, the city, or anywhere in between.


Foster explores his struggles to remain present to life when a disconnection from nature and the demands of his professional life begin to deaden his senses. And his own reliance on nature's rejuvenating spiritual power is put to the test when catastrophe strikes close to home.


Foster's lyrical, riveting Amphibious Soul draws on his decades of daily ocean dives, wisdom from Indigenous teachers, and leading-edge science.



  • Tickets are required. 
  • All tickets are general admission. Each ticket admits one (1) and includes one (1) hardcover copy of Amphibious Soul, which will be distributed at the event, plus entry to the signing line.
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