Jono Bryant will present a talk called “Headhunters and Toothbrushes” at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Macon County Public Library. Bryant is the director and founder of MedicForce, a medical charity that specializes in expeditions to remote jungle communities throughout the world. He will talk about his experience working on a TV show in the remote jungles of Borneo and how MedicForce was formed after a chance meeting with a group of tribal natives called the Penan.
Bryant is a paramedic and also runs a wilderness medicine school out of the Nantahala Outdoor Center. He was born in the UK, and before landing in Bryson City, he spent 12 years as an expedition leader and jungle specialist, leading trips for scientists and college groups and appearing in TV shows.
The talk is part of Thursdays at the Library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Macon County Library, the weekly program is an eclectic mix of presentations by authors, musicians, and educators on varied topics.