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Year in the Wilderness Book Release Party and Silent Auction
Able Seedhouse + Brewery
1121 Quincy St NE
September marks one year since Dave and Amy Freeman left the Boundary Waters and returned to civilization. Join the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters and local nonprofit publisher Milkweed Editions to celebrate this special anniversary and the release of Dave and Amy Freemanís new book A Year in the Wilderness. This book details the incredible story of all they witnessed and learned from living on the land, their personal motivations during the year and why it's important to protect wild places. Join Amy and Dave for a conversation with Milkweed Publisher Daniel Slager about the process of writing the book and participate in a silent auction to support the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters.
A Year in the Wilderness, published by local nonprofit publisher Milkweed Editions and selected as one of 20 Big Indie Books of Fall 2017 by Publisher's Weekly, is about Dave and Amy Freeman's 2,000-mile journey by canoe, ski, and dog team in the Boundary Waters, which lasted from September 2015 to September 2016. In the book's pages, they write about hearing loons whistling softly under a moonrise, hearing ice booming as it forms and cracks, and watching a moose and her calf swimming across a misty lake. Over 145 photos show the beauty of all four seasons in the Boundary Waters.
$15/person, additional donations encouraged. Ticket includes one drink ticket. Proceeds from your tickets, donations and silent auction purchases will help permanently protect the 1.1 million acres of roadless, unspoiled woodlands and pristine water that make up the Boundary Waters from proposed sulfide-ore copper mines along the edge of the Wilderness.
Additional drinks and food from Potter's Pasties Food Truck available for purchase at the event.
Presented by the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters and Milkweed Editions. Sponsored by Able Seedhouse + Brewery, Bartmann Group, Birchwood Cafe, Cooke Custom Sewing, Gear West, Julie Buckles, Keith Miesel Photography, Klean Kanteen, Lifestraw, North61, Northstar Canoes, Osprey, Patagonia, Sawbill Canoe Outfitters, Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge, YogaMN.