It’s been many years since we’ve heard much about Oregon’s most famous killer whale, the late Keiko (died in 2003), who inspired the ’90s hit movie Free Willy. That’s all about to change, as novelist and Keiko’s former press secretary Diane Hammond is coming to the Corvallis-Benton County Library on Thursday, April 3 to discuss her experiences working with the celebrity and how the events inspired her new novel Friday’s Harbor.
This is a can’t-miss talk for anyone that has followed recent media coverage of killer whale captivity and their unnecessary deaths.
The presentation begins on Thursday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at the Corvallis-Benton County Library, 645 NW Monroe Avenue.
By Patrick Fancher