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Book Talk & Discussion: Anders Morley

January 31, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Book talk & discussion by author-adventurer Anders Morley

This Land of Snow: A Journey Across the North in Winter

Virtual event via WebEx

This free virtual event, requiring registration, features author Anders Morley on his enthralling memoir of skiing across Canada. Natural Land Institute is pleased to co-sponsor this event with Rockford Public Library. The author appears courtesy of Mark and Laurie Luthin. Call Zoe Norwood at RPL for more information: 815-987-6626.

Register online today HERE, as numbers are limited.

The featured book, This Land of Snow – A Journey Across the North in Winter, is the 2021 winner of the National Outdoor Book Awards, Journeys category. This eloquent memoir is “a thoughtful and sometimes humorous reckoning of an adventure filled with adrenaline and exuberance, as well as mistakes and danger.” It celebrates a season and a place, while providing glimpses into life at the edge of wilderness, the history of cold-weather exploration, and “one man’s journey of self-discovery” [Booklist review].

Anders Morley – a writer, teacher, and translator – is a dual-citizen of the US and Canada. While happily married and living far away from there, his love for winter and life-long desire to go for a long, long walk kept entering his thoughts, until he did it! Four fiercely cold months later, he’d completed a solo journey on skis across “the half-wild country of northwestern Canada.” Morley will talk about his book and the expedition, including photos from it, and then lead a discussion that will interest both those who’ve read the book and those who haven’t.

Registrants will be emailed the WebEx link on the day of the event, for joining with a laptop, tablet, or phone.


Wander at the Wetland: Full Moon Snowshoe & Hike

You may also be interested in Natural Land Institute’s winter event, “Wander at the Wetland: Full Moon Snowshoe & Hike” on Monday, Jan. 17, 2021, at Nygren Wetland Preserve (3190 W. Rockton Rd., Rockton, IL). Time: 4:30-8:00 p.m. Free admission. Bring your own snowshoes or skis. Click HERE for more information about this event.



January 31, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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