Cold Latitudes and the King Eider Migration

Literary Reading with Rosemary and
Rebecca McGuire

Saturday, May 14, 6:00 pm

in the Bear Gallery

Join Fairbanks Arts in the Bear Gallery for a literary reading with Rosemary and Rebecca McGuire. 

This free event will start at 6:00 pm in the Bear Gallery. All attendees are required to wear a mask.

Rosemary and Rebecca will be discussing Rosemary’s book “Cold Latitudes,” a memoir in essay form of many seasons spent working in Alaska and Antarctica as a field technician, combined with photos and scientific data from Rebecca’s research on the migration of eiders from their wintering grounds to their breeding grounds in the Arctic. From Rebecca, “This migration is an amazing sight as the birds fly by in the thousands, often so close together that you can hear their wings clicking together.”


Rosemary McGuire is the author of “Rough Crossing,” a memoir of commercial fishing (University of New Mexico Press 2017), “The Creatures at the Absolute Bottom of the Sea” (University of Alaska Press 2015), and “Cold Latitudes” (University of Alaska Press 2021). Her work centers on rural Alaska, where she was born.


Rebecca McGuire is an avian ecologist living and working in Fairbanks. Her work has focused on Arctic-breeding birds, including research on factors influencing population trends, reproductive biology, and migratory movements and connectivity. She, and her sister Rosemary, grew up in rural Alaska and they have both spent a lot of time looking at birds in remote corners of the state.

Please pre-register for this event here.

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