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

Virtual - Zoom event

A Private Wilderness by David Backes book cover

David 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.

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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.Read more about the book here: https://www.upress.umn.edu/boo…/books/a-private-wilderness.

Co-hosted by University of Minnesota Press.