Betty Jean Craige, professor emerita of comparative literature and director emerita of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, will give a presentation at Sandy Creek Nature Center on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.
In her talk, “Bird Brains: How Cosmo, a Parrot, Has Awakened Us to the Intelligence of Animals,” Craige will argue that humans are not the only species capable of thought and feeling.
A prolific author, Craige has written books in the fields of literature, politics, art and the history of ideas. Her most recent book is Conversations with Cosmo: At Home with an African Grey Parrot. She also writes a Sunday column, “Cosmo Talks,” for the Athens Banner-Herald.
Open free to the public, the presentation is part of the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society’s monthly meeting.