Fairbanks Arts Association Presents: Michael Engelhard


Fairbanks author and wilderness guide Michael Engelhardt will sign copies of his new book ‘American Wild: Explorations from the Grand Canyon to the Arctic Ocean’ and also introduce ‘Ice Bear’, his cultural history of the polar bear, on Friday, October 7th from 5-7pm at the Fairbanks Art Association’s Bear Gallery.

Michael Engelhard is the editor of four anthologies of outdoors writing and the author of several essay collections, as well as of a book about polar bears. His articles have appeared in SierraOutsideNational Wildlife, the San Francisco ChronicleHigh Country News, and other publications. Trained as a cultural anthropologist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, he has participated in fieldwork north of the Arctic Circle. He guides wilderness trips in the Grand Canyon, Gates of the Arctic National Park, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, his favorite places in the world.