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Craig Childs & the Epic North

September 19, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Craig Childs

Northland College SONWA 2018 winner Craig ChildsCraig Childs will be accepting his third Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award for his book Atlas of a Lost World.

Rather than a traditional reading, Craig, a desert traveler, will reflect on his harsh and exquisite experiences in our northern lake country. Collaborating with local musicians Dag Bystrom and Andy Noyes, the evening’s presentation will be a mix of science, spoken word, and musical accompaniment—a form of storytelling theater.

Childs has published more than a dozen critically acclaimed books, his most recent Virga & Bone: Essays from Dry Places. He is a contributing editor at Adventure Journal Quarterly and his work has appeared in The Atlantic, New York Times, and Orion. He lives in southwest Colorado.

Andy Noyes is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter from Wisconsin’s Lake Superior shore. Andy’s acoustic music is fused with influences that include fertile Delta and Piedmont Blues, Celtic dance rhythms, and Caribbean and African grooves that affirm life itself. His most recent endeavor was Tour de Friends, a year-long national house concert tour.

Afterwards, head over to the Alvord Theatre for the Celebrate the Night Star Party.

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September 19
6:30 pm–8:00 pm


Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute
1411 Ellis Ave.
Ashland, WI


Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute