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Alaska State Library to host Amy Gulick for salmon presentation

by Amy Carney on 2020-02-25T13:30:09-09:00 in Events | Comments

Juneau – The Alaska State Library welcomes Amy Gulick, author and photographer of The Salmon Way: An Alaska State of Mind on Wednesday, March 4, at 5:30 pm at the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum at 395 Whittier St.

Intrigued that there is still a place in the world where the lives of people and wild salmon are linked, Gulick traveled throughout Alaska to explore the web of human relationships that revolve around these remarkable fish. Commercial fishermen took her on as crew; Alaska Native families taught her the art of preserving fish and culture; and sport fishing guides showed her where to cast her line as well as her mind. Alaskans everywhere shared their salmon riches with her in their kitchens, cabins, and fish camps — it’s the salmon way. Her new book, The Salmon Way: An Alaska State of Mind, is a beautiful and enduring portrayal of people connected to each other through the fish that define their lives. Following Amy’s presentation, there will be a book signing at the Store at the APK and light refreshments.

Writer and photographer Amy Gulick has received numerous honors including a Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation, the Daniel Housberg Wilderness Image Award from the Alaska Conservation Foundation, and the Voice of the Wild Award from the Alaska Wilderness League. Her first book, Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska’s Tongass Rainforest, is both a Nautilus and Independent Publisher Book Award winner.

This program will be recorded for later broadcast on 360 North. It is sponsored by Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association, Barnacle Foods, Braided River, Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay, Salmon Beyond Borders, SalmonState, Taku Fisheries, Taku River Reds, UnCruise Adventures, and the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum.

A person experiencing a disability who needs accommodation for events hosted by the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum can contact the Division’s ADA coordinator at (907) 465-2912 a week in advance to make any necessary arrangements.

The Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums preserves historical books, manuscripts, and state records for study and research, operates the state museums, offers library and information services to state agencies and the Legislature, provides for the orderly management of current state records, operates the Talking Book Center for Alaska, and supports libraries, archives, museums, and cultural centers around the state through professional consultation services.

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