The Cleopatra Mathis Poetry & Prose Series welcomes writer and dogsledder Blair Braverman to Sanborn Library for a reading of her work.
Blair Braverman's first book, Welcome to the Goddam Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North, captures the triumphs and the perils of the journey to self-discovery and independence in a landscape that is as beautiful as it is unforgiving. She is currently training for the Iditarod, a 1000-mile dogsled race across Alaska. The 2018 race is scheduled to begin in Anchorage on March 3rd.
Her work has appeared in This American Life, Outside, VQR, The Guardian and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship, MacDowell Fellowship, Blue Mountain Center Fellowship, and is an Outdoors 30 Under 30 finalist.
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Read a recent interview in Adventure Journal.
A rich and revelatory memoir of a young woman confronting her fears and finding home in the North.
Blair Braverman fell in love with the North at an early age: By the time she was nineteen, she had left her home in California, moved to Norway to learn how to drive sled dogs, and worked as a tour guide on a glacier in Alaska.