Whether it is a place, a nonhuman animal or plant, or a state of mind, wild indicates autonomy and agency, a will to be, a unique expression of life. Wildness: Relations of People and Place, a new collection of essays published by the University of Chicago Press in 2017, explores how people can—through active participation and humble restraint—become attuned to the wild community of life and contribute to the well being of the places in which they live, work, and play. Join the co-editor of Wildness, Gavin Van Horn, on a walk beside the North Shore Channel in Evanston. The group will begin at the Evanston Ecology Center and take a short walk, pausing at a few spots along the way to hear selections from Wildness and reflect on human and nonhuman entanglement in an urban context. The event is free, but admission priority will be given to those who have preregistered. This event is part of the Evanston Literary Festival (www.evanstonlit.org), happening Apr. 29-May 11.