Circling the North
Thursday, October 16, 2014 • 6-7:30pm
Festival Hall – 1215 10 ave SE, Calgary
Special Event / Northern Nibbles Included*
Journey into the heart of the north as chef, author and cooking columnist Michele Genest joins conservationists Jennifer Kingsley, James Raffan and Kathleen Winter as they reflect on the beauty, vulnerability and often-invisible presence of the arctic. Hosted by Jamie Clarke.
Michele Genest takes readers on a journey to Norway, Finland and Sweden to discover what other northern peoples do with the same wild ingredients that live and grow in the North American boreal forest.
This is travel writing at its best! —Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, on Kingsley’s Paddlenorth.
Paddlenorth by Jennifer Kingsley tells the riveting story of Jennifer Kingsley’s 54 day paddling adventure on the Back River, in the northern wilderness of the subarctic, as she and her five companions battle raging winds, impenetrable sea ice, and treacherous rapids.
Circling the Midnight Sun by James Raffan sets out to put a human face on climate change, armed with his passion for the north, his interest in diverse cultures and his unquenchable sense of adventure. What he discovers is by turns shocking, frustrating, entertaining and enlightening.
Boundless by Kathleen Winter is a memoir detailing a storied journey through the Northwest Passage. From Greenland to Baffin Island and all along the passage, Winter bears witness to the new math of the melting North.
*Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate specific dietary restrictions