Danger Close Fairbanks: Brian Castner

Danger Close Fairbanks:
Brian Castner

moderated by Chris Miles

Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 7 pm

Exhibit Hall – Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts

Join us in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday, April 14 for Danger Close Fairbanks: Brian Castner moderated by Chris Miles. 

This free event will start at 7 pm. Please register for the event here.

Since 2016, Danger Close has brought together military service members and civilians to read, write, and connect over themes that touch all our lives. Matt Komatsu, an author, veteran, and former board member of 49 Writers, conceived of the program in 2014 after serving several tours of duty in the Middle East. Here in Alaska, the veteran population exceeds 73,000 men and women, constituting nearly 10 percent of the state population.

Danger Close Fairbanks will feature a reading with Brian Castner followed by a conversation with Castner and poet Christopher Lee Miles. 

Brian Castner is a nonfiction writer, former Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer, and veteran of the Iraq War. His most recent book is Stampede, a new history of the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush. He is also the bestselling author of Disappointment RiverAll the Ways We Kill and Die, and the war memoir The Long Walk, which was adapted into an opera and named a New York Times Editor’s Pick and Amazon Best Book of the Year. His journalism and essays have appeared in the New York TimesWIREDEsquireThe AtlanticForeign Policy, and on National Public Radio. He is the co-editor of The Road Ahead, a collection of short stories featuring veteran writers, and has twice received grants from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, to cover the Ebola outbreak in Liberia in 2014, and to paddle the 1200 mile Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean in 2016. In March 2018 he joined Amnesty International as a Senior Crisis Advisor.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact (907) 251-8386 or email literary@fairbanksarts.org.