A PRIVATE WILDERNESS virtual event with the Friends of the Boundary Waters and David Backes

David Backes, editor, will join a virtual event with the Friends of the Boundary Waters on Thursday, June 10 for a discussion of Sigurd Olson's A PRIVATE WILDERNESS.
When Jun 10, 2021
from 19:00 PM to 20:00 PM
Where Virtual (more info below)
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The personal diaries of one of America’s best-loved naturalists, revealing his difficult and inspiring path to finding his voice and becoming a writerDavid Backes, editor, will join a virtual event with the Friends of the Boundary Waters on Thursday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion of A Private Wilderness: The Journals of Sigurd F. Olson. He will be joined in conversation by Douglas Wood, author of Deep Woods, Wild Waters. Please register here to receive the virtual meeting information.

Written mostly during the years from 1930 to 1941, Sigurd F. Olson’s journals describe the dreams and frustrations of an aspiring writer honing his skills, pursuing recognition, and facing doubt. Author of Olson’s definitive biography, editor David Backes brings a deep knowledge of the writer to these journals, providing critical context, commentary, and insights along the way.