February, 2017 to August, 2017 Bill Belleview: Florida's Grand Canyon
Bill Belleville is an award-winning nature writer and documentary filmmaker. His themes include nature, conservation, and “sense of place”. Bill has written seven books, including his most recent publication, Peace of Blue, which won a Florida Book Award for Non-Fiction. He has also contributed to eight national anthologies, written over 1,000 articles & essays, and scripted and co-produced eight films—as well as several NPR documentaries. New York Times best -selling author Carl Hiaasen said of his work: “Bill Belleville writes gorgeously and straight from the heart.”
Bill has been featured on C-Span Books and has lectured widely throughout Florida, as well as at the California Academy of Sciences, the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and other highly-regarded venues.
Bill’s work, which includes several oceanographic expeditions as a diver, has taken him to Barrier Reef of Australia, the White Sea of Russia, the Galapagos, Central and South America, Cuba and throughout the Antilles. Florida remains his favorite place for its natural diversity and wonderful surrealism.