Kings of the Yukon by Adam Weymouth - Book Reading and Q&A
The latest in a series of environmentally-focused events hosted by Outsiders Store, author and explorer Adam Weymouth will be bringing his knowledge, imagery and experience on a visit to the Coal Drops Yard store, for a Q&A on his critically acclaimed book Kings of the Yukon.
Join us on the evening of Thursday 10th October from 7.30pm for a reading, Q&A, slideshow and book signing with Adam Weymouth. Adam will also be taking over our Instagram stories with the intimate and engaging photographs by Ulli Mattsson who joined him on the journey, showing the epic landscapes along with illuminating portraits of the communities they met along the way.
Kings of the Yukon, an account of Weymouth’s epic canoeing voyage down the 2,000 mile Yukon River, explores experiential personal, political and environmental views gifted to him by the people, sights and challenges that were met along the way.
The blurb, of course, says it better than we can:
‘A captivating, lyrical account of an epic voyage by canoe down the Yukon River. The Yukon River is almost 2,000 miles long, flowing through Canada and Alaska to the Bering Sea. Setting out to explore one of the most ruggedly beautiful and remote regions of North America, Adam Weymouth journeyed by canoe on a four-month odyssey through this untrammelled wilderness, encountering the people who have lived there for generations. The Yukon's inhabitants have long depended on the king salmon who each year migrate the entire river to reach their spawning grounds. Now the salmon numbers have dwindled, and the encroachment of the modern world has changed the way of life on the Yukon, perhaps for ever. Weymouth's searing portraits of these people and landscapes offer an elegiac glimpse of a disappearing world. Kings of the Yukon is an extraordinary adventure, told by a powerful new voice.’
The book was awarded The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and the Lonely Planet Adventure Travel Book of the Year. Copies of Kings of the Yukon will be available to purchase, and can be signed by the man himself.
We’ll provide the refreshments and warmth for the autumnal evening, so head down for a free evening of good things.
Tickets are available (free) via Eventbrite or below.
See you there, campers.