Porter Fox to present NORTHLAND:
A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Border
A free discussion and reception at Rising Tide Brewing Company in Portland
WHEN: Thursday, September 6, 6-9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Rising Tide Brewing Company, 103 Fox Street, Portland
Please join NRCM Rising at Rising Tide Brewing Company for a special evening with outdoor and travel writer Porter Fox. Fox will discuss his new book, Northland, which follows his 4,000-mile journey from Maine to Washington State along the U.S/Canada border. Join us as Fox shares stories and lessons learn from his three-year journey.
“America’s northern border is the world’s longest international boundary, yet it remains obscure even to Americans. Fox spent three years on this journey, traveling by canoe, freighter, car, and foot. In Northland, he blends a deeply reported and beautifully written story of the region’s history with a riveting account of his travels.
“Along the way he meets colorful characters and explores extraordinary landscapes. He weaves in his encounters with residents, border guards, Indian activists, and militia leaders to give a dynamic portrait of the northland today, wracked by climate change, water wars, oil booms, and border security. “ – W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Special autographed copies of Northland will be available for sale at the event. After Porter’s presentation, you will hear from staff members at the Natural Resources Council of Maine about opportunities for protecting Maine’s North Woods, threats currently facing it, and how you can get involved to protect Maine’s Northland for generations to come.
Porter Fox grew up in Maine, the son of a boat builder. He spent his summers on a lake in Maine’s North Woods, five miles from the U.S.-Canada border, in a cabin his family built in 1906. Fox has worked with Maine conservation groups like NRCM and the Forest Society of Maine on various projects. His first book, DEEP, is about climate change and its effect on the world of snow and ice in northern latitudes. His new book, NORTHLAND: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Border, begins in Lubec, Maine, and follows the U.S.-Canada border up the St. Croix River to Monument Brook and then beyond. Fox’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Believer, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, and The Best American Travel Writing. Raised in Maine, he lives in New York.
For more information or to schedule interviews before or after the event, please contact Judy@nrcm.org 207.462.2192
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