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The Northern Center Hosts Local Author, Michael Engelhard

Posted by Northern Center at Feb 21, 2017 03:30 PM |

An evening book reading, signing, and slideshow featuring the Arctic Refuge.

The Northern Alaska Environmental Center will host local author and wilderness guide, Michael Engelhard on February 24 at 5:30 pm at their offices at 830 College Road. The event is free and open to the public. 

Michael will read from his recent book, American Wild: Explorations from the Grand Canyon to the Arctic Ocean and present a slideshow from a second book, Ice Bear: The Cultural History of an Arctic Icon. Both books will be available for sale and signing at the event.

"The Northern Center loves to support local artists and writers and we're thrilled that Michael agreed to present his books to our membership and the Fairbanks community," said Northern Center executive director Elisabeth Balster Dabney. "It will be a fun, informative way to kick-start your weekend."

Both books have received wide praise, including from authors like Debra McKinney who says of American Wild, "Michael Engelhard’s beautifully crafted book, dedicated to opposing lands of extremes, is an intricate weaving of poetic language and luscious imagery, of reverence and outrage, of intellect, humor, and wit. At times a Zen-​​like docent of the land, at others a curmudgeonly sage in the Abbey tradition, Engelhard doesn’t just show you around the wild places he hopelessly loves, he takes you deep into their souls, sharing the senses they evoke and the ancient stories embedded within."

Michael is an engaging speaker and writer and will highlight the tremendous wilderness access we have right here in northern Alaska. 

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