Monday, February 27, 2012

Adventure in the Barrens talk at Chat Noir Books

Date: Friday March 2nd, 2012
Time: 6 p.m. to 8p.m.
Place: Chat Noir Books, New Liskeard

Come out this Friday and see local authors Murray Muir and Nico Roger, as they recount their grand adventures of four intrepid explorers on a 2011 journey from Yellowknife, NWT to Baker Lake, Nunavut.

Murray Muir

Murray began writing about places to explore for newspapers at the age of sixteen. When twenty, he hiked across B.C., through the bush and on trails, for three months. For the past quarter century Murray and Vicky Muir have been exploring, blazing and documenting hiking trails and out-of-the-way canoe routes throughout the Temagami/Temiskaming area. The new revised edition of Discovering Wild Temiskaming, One Day Adventures and Beyond is the culmination of their lifes work on the trail.

Nico Rogers

Nico Rogers is a storyteller and performance artist, and has appeared at writing and folk festivals across the country, as well as on TV and radio. He has taught writing and literature in post-secondary institutions in Ottawa, Winnipeg, and Edmonton and now lives in Toronto, where he is working on a novel which will be a thematic continuation of "The Fetch".

Also Recommend reading:

Late Nights on Air
by Elizabeth Hay

Harry Boyd, a hard-bitten refugee from failure in Toronto television, has returned to a small radio station in the Canadian North. There, in Yellowknife, in the summer of 1975, he falls in love with a voice on air, though the real woman, Dido Paris, is both a surprise and even more than he imagined.

Dido and Harry are part of the cast of eccentric, utterly loveable characters, all transplants from elsewhere, who form an unlikely group at the station. Their loves and longings, their rivalries and entanglements, the stories of their pasts and what brought each of them to the North, form the centre. One summer, on a canoe trip four of them make into the Arctic wilderness (following in the steps of the legendary Englishman John Hornby, who, along with his small party, starved to death in the barrens in 1927), they find the balance of love shifting, much as the balance of power in the North is being changed by the proposed Mackenzie Valley gas pipeline, which threatens to displace Native people from their land.

Trails and Tribulations: Confessions of a Wilderness Pathfinder
by Hap Wilson | Ingrid Zschogner

In an age when "survival" shows permeate the media, noted northern traveller Hap Wilson shares accounts of his lifelong involvement with wilderness living within the Canadian Shield. Wilson knows better than most how to live in the woods. As park ranger, canoe guide, outfitter, trail builder, and environmental activist, he learned from firsthand experience that nature can neither be beaten or tamed. Trails and Tribulations takes the reader on a journey with the author through natural settings ranging from austere to mysterious and breathtaking. Contents include animal attacks, bush fires, the threat of hypothermia, and vision-quest sites, to name but a few.

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