Where to find the book, audiobook and podcast?
Think Like a Vegan: What everyone can learn from vegan ethics in hardcover or ebook is available worldwide anywhere you buy books, on all major audiobook platforms, directly from our publisher for signed copies or request it from your library. Season One of Think Like a Vegan: the Podcast is streaming on all platforms. Season Two coming Spring/Summer 2023
All times local to location, or point of transmission, of event
Scottish Vegan Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland 7 April
American Vegan Center, Philadelphia, USA, 23 June – two events!
Join me on this 76-minute* walking tour through Old City focusing on its vegetarian and vegan history, led by Vance Lehmkuhl. Attendees will see historic spots (most, unfortunately, lacking historical markers) tied to vegetarian pioneers such as Benjamin Lay, Ben Franklin, the Grimke sisters, Sylvester Graham, Bronson Alcott, Caroline Earle White, Peace Pilgrim, and Alfoncie Austin. Vegetarian advocacy officially launched in the U.S. in 1817 just one block from the American Vegan Center, and the story of that group along with others illustrates Philadelphia’s groundbreaking role in American veg history.
The tour departs from the steps of the American Vegan Center at 17 N. 2nd Street at noon on Friday, June 23rd. All attendees are entitled to a 10% discount on any food items purchased at the American Vegan Center on this day.
Come talk about how we might address some real life scenarios of living as a vegan. Bring your own dilemmas, tough social situations or ask those questions you want to work through. Or pick a scenario from the book Think Like a Vegan. All discussed in a safe and compassionate space – for vegans and non-vegans
National Animal Rights Day, Inverness, Scotland, 4 June from Noon
Join me for Inverness’ first NARD!
Aurora Philosophy Institute, streaming from Ontario Canada, 23 May at 7pm
Veganism is for everybody: a discussion about the essence of veganism and why it is a moral imperative
ACT Radio (Animal Concerns of Texas) on KTEP Radio, 9 April 7.30pm
Scottish Vegan Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland 2 April
“Re-wilding forests; re-wilding ourselves”
How did the UK lose its forests? What’s re-wilding? How can it help bring back forests and biodiversity? What can each of us do to bring the wild back in our communities and ourselves? And what does veganism have to do with it all? Emi will be talking about her project: Birchfield Forest Rewilding, in the Highlands of Scotland
Workshop: “Real-life Scenarios”
Come talk about how we might address some real life scenarios of living as a vegan with scenarios from the book Think Like a Vegan: What everyone can learn from vegan ethics, or bring your own. All discussed in a safe and compassionate space – for vegans and non-vegans
VEGMichigan & Attorneys for Animals, Michigan, USA 26 February, online
Virtual book club discussing Think Like a Vegan
Workshop: Animals, Compassion and Conservation, Universitè de Fribourg, Switzerland, 8 February
Ethics and Scientific Methods Relating to Wild Animals, Their Welfare and Conservation.
Presenting: Non-lethal deer management in a rewilding context in the Highlands of
Frome Vegan Christmas Fair, Frome, 11 December from 10am to 4pm
Author talk and a fabulous Christmas market
Plant Base, Berlin, Germany 7 December at 7.00pm
Author talk and discussion. The event is free and you must register here
Plant Based World Expo Europe, London, Olympia 30 November – 1 December
Find me at the Citizen Kind stand on both days
VegFestUK ! Live at London, Olympia 12-13 November
Workshop: “Real-life Scenarios” and “Re-wilding forests; re-wilding ourselves”
Live with Chef AJ on YouTube, 10 November at 11amPST/2pmEST/7.30pmGMT
I’ll be talking with Chef AJ on her YouTube channel about Think Like a Vegan and advocacy
Forest Plastics Working Group – Plastics, Trees and Woodlands Conference, Leeds City Museum 2 November 9.30am-3.30pm
How can we reduce the reliance on plastic in woodland creation – and how far has the sector come in the last three years?
I’ll be focusing on the alternative deer management strategies we are trialling at Birchfield Highlands Forest Rewilding
Associate Alumnae of Douglass College Smart Talk, streaming online from New Jersey on World Vegan Day 1 November at 7.00 pm
I’ve been fortunate over the years to meet and work with Douglass College alumnae and was honoured to be asked to give this talk. The AADC’s Women’s Life-long Learning Initiative, talks are presented by alumnae and friends of Douglass College, sharing from their professional expertise. Free. Register here
Himalayan Vegan Festival, Nepal 15-20 September
I’ll be travelling to Kathmandu and Pokhara to participate in the first vegan festival of the Himalayas and joining an incredible roster of speakers. I’ll be presenting several sessions on vegan ethics and rewilding. Find all the details here
Abertarff House, live and in person and mini vegan fair 27 August at 3.00pm Inverness, Scotland
Book talk, reading, signing and Q&A along with vegan cakes, tea, coffee and a mini vegan fair (from 11am to 5pm). Get tickets to the talk here and the fair is free.
Asbury Book Cooperative, 23 June at 7.00pm in Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA
Launch party in downtown NYC! 15 June
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to attend
Monmouth County Library, streaming from New Jersey 19 May at 10.30am Eastern
Join Emi for an author event from her beloved library from her youth in New Jersey. More details to come! This event will be recorded and will be available on the library’s YouTube channel.
National Library of Scotland, streaming from Edinburgh 24 February at 5.00pm
Join Emi and Eva for a cross-border author event! This event is live only and will not be recorded. The event is free and you must reserve a spot here.
Findhorn Foundation and Ecovillage, Findhorn 12 December from Noon
Wondering why you should go vegan? Want to better understand the vegans in your life? Are you vegan and want to talk about being vegan at a non-vegan holiday gathering? Do you have other questions about advocacy, ethics or anything else? Come by for a chat. I’ll also have a few copies of Think Like a Vegan on hand
Keats Library, London via Zoom 2 Dec. at 7.30pm
Author talk and Q&A. Tickets £5 available from WeGotTickets. Open to everyone.
The Kent Place School, New Jersey 5 November
I’ll be giving a talk and reading to the students of Kent Place School in Summit, New Jersey, in its Ethics Institute. The Institute is a first-of-its-kind in the USA at the primary and secondary level. Open to students only.
Alfred Nobel House in Sweden until 21 October 2021
Are you in Sweden? If so, go see us!!! We’re absolutely delighted TLAV will be exhibited at the Alfred Nobel House Björkborn, in Karlskoga, Sweden until October 21, 2021. The exhibition is entitled Sustainable Gastronomy. It is co-organised by the Gourmand Awards and the Hallbars Research Institute for Sustainability Reports.
Nairn Book and Arts Festival, Scotland 9 September 2021
Timber Festival, England 4 July
We got crunchy at the Timber Festival in the National Forest on 4 July, on the main stage, talking about Costing the Earth with amazing folks from the University of Cumbria and The Lifescape Project. It was a great panel with some terrific questions from the audience
Eva and I were on Clubhouse on 23 June at 20.00 in the Vegan Wednesday Club with author Benny Malone (How to Argue with Vegans) and artist Louise Mead. This was a live event and was not recorded. It was lots of fun and we loved interacting with others in real time
Presentation and very lively discussion about the essence of veganism and why it’s a moral imperative: Veganism for everybody
In conversation with the remarkable Lou Hamilton. We talk about rewilding at Birchfield Forest Rewilding , being vegan, inspiration, courage and more. And I mention Rosalind Russell‘s Auntie Name character – how often do you get that in a podcast about plants?!!
Universitè de Fribourg, Switzerland
The Université de Fribourg – Universität Freiburg, Environmental Sciences & Humanities, UniFR_ESH Institute, invited me to participate in a workshop on Animals, Compassion and Conservation. I talked about non-lethal deer management in a rewilding context at Birchfield Highlands Forest Rewilding .
And if you’re interested in the topic, see the full list of guests who were absolutely fascinating
Fantastic conversation with the phenomenal Chef AJ, a vegan for 45 years and an absolute dynamo
10 Reasons not to go vegan and how to reply with Tim Barford and Benny Malone
I was on the BBC’s Sunday Sequence program with the fab Audrey Carville
The Vegan Society – Veganpod
Is extreme activism counterproductive to the vegan movement? Is there such a thing as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ activism? Sentient Media’s Ana Bradley and Think Like a Vegan author Emilia Leese join host Francine Jordan to discuss this further.
The Plate Up podcast, by Bluedot Festival
We’re incredibly grateful and delighted that Emi got to be one of the featured voices on the first episode of the second series of the podcast, The Plate Up, by the brilliant Bluedot Festival. We’re alongside musician and activist Moby and Alex Sobel MP (Labour for Leeds Northwest) and the podcast was launched to coincide with COP26 happening in Glasgow.
The Bloody Vegans podcast
Jim Moore had us around and it was a blast
Sustainable Dish Podcast
Eva and I had a very interesting and stimulating discussion with documentarian James Connolly from the Sustainable Dish podcast. Listen to it here
I had alot of fun talking about more than just TLAV on Emma Osborne’s, founder of Citizen Kind, series on Working Your Values. It’s a fabulous series with some remarkable guests and you should have a look at all of them on her site. Honoured to take part!
We had a lively and brilliant time with the ace Laura Callan on Instagram Live with Brightzine
Thank you to all hosts!!
The podcast gets a lush feature in the sixth issue of the visually stunning Força Vegan online magazine alongside many other excellent pieces
Marc Bekoff mentions TLAV in interview of Gregory F. Tague for Greg’s new book, The Vegan Evolution: Transforming Diets and Agriculture, because both works focus on “a ‘vegan ethic’ [not being] a radical idea that is only about our meal plans. It also underlies a way of living that touches numerous other areas, including cultural and biological evolution, food ecology, food justice, and economics.”
includes TLAV in The 7 Best Books to East Into Eating Less Meat, alongside Drs Campbell’s The China Study, Foer, Ed Winters, Singer, Joy and Van Yoorst
features TLAV as an “eye-opener about vegan ethics”
“Journalist as Author: Emilia Leese, Think Like a Vegan”
includes TLAV as a must read!
says TLAV is “a thought-provoking introduction to the ethics of veganism whose message is straightforward: veganism should be the norm.”
In Best magazine in a feature about COP26 next to some very recognisable faces!
Vegan Food & Living
The August issue of Vegan Food & Living, the UK’s biggest vegan magazine, features our piece on “What are ‘No-Kill’ Eggs?”
This we didn’t expect at all! We’re in Closer Magazine in a piece about honey.
You’ll find TLAV in the Guardian’s Ethical Eating Season
We were interviewed by Edward Sylvan of Authority Magazine for his series on Social Impact Authors: How & Why Emilia A Leese & Eva J Charalambides of ‘Think Like a Vegan’ Are Helping To Change Our World and we also made a special “Five things we wished we knew” video for that interview
Female First, an online magazine, published our Seven things everyone can learn from vegan ethics
Green Queen, an award-winning sustainability & impact media platform advocating for social & environmental change in Asia, featured an excerpt from TLAV and lists our book as one of the 4 Books Can Help Us Rethink Our Relationship With Stuff And Become More Sustainable
Brightzine, an ethical lifestyle magazine, published a Q&A with Eva and me
Writing, Ireland’s magazine for writers, published our piece about balancing passion and persuasion
The Pigeonhole, an international online book club, featured TLAV and we had fantastic real-time interaction with pre-launch readears
It was pretty exciting walking up to The Nairn Bookshop and seeing TLAV in the window. I couldn’t help doing a little dance!
Because of the current situation and because I’m in the UK and Eva is in Canada, signed copies are rare. They’re only available at the Nairn Book Shop, signed by me, or from the publisher, Unbound, who has the even rarer ones – copies signed by both of us!
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