My Love Affair with Chicago Nature in Pictures, Poetry, and Prose

Public Speaking Programs on Chicago's Natural Wonders

“Celebratory, soulful, and poetic…” are the words that Publishers Weekly used to describe Mike’s writing from his inspirational book of photography, poetry, and prose, entitled My Journey into the Wilds of Chicago: A Celebration of Chicagoland’s Startling Natural Wonders. They are also the ideal words to describe this performance that highlights the writing as much as the photography. Windy City Reviews wrote, “Attractive as they are, the photos are only one of the enthralling aspects of this book. MacDonald has a way with words, which he reveals in rich captions, poems, and engaging essays.”

During this beautiful and introspective show, Mike reads his favorite passages from the book as glorious images appear on the big screen behind him. You will learn about Chicago’s natural wonders while wrapped in poetic phrases and soul-stirring photographs.

It is celebratory, soulful, and poetic...—Publishers Weekly

Here at Hogwash Slough in Spears Woods, the morning awoke to snow on every surface.

There are two show durations: 30 and 45 minutes. After the show, Mike is happy to entertain questions from the audience.

This performance will appeal to nature lovers, photographers, writers, and readers, and is appropriate for all ages.

Book Mike to deliver one of his entertaining and breathtaking multimedia performances. Begin by clicking here to tell us about your big event.