REI The Land We Share Book Presentation and Signing
December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for selected readings and remarks by the authors of The Land We Share: A Love Affair Told in Hunting Stories during this special REI and Alaska Geographic book release event. In partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management, noted conservation and hunting writers Christine Cunningham and Steve Meyer share stories about wild lands, animals, and the relationships that can form around hunting.
The Land We Share publication features personal narratives from two lovers of nature who provide a unique perspective on the way we interact with public lands. Hunting is an often-overlooked component of public lands, sometimes perceived with disdain by others in the outdoor community. This publication helps dispel some of the notion that hunters are only out to take from the land. The essays explore how hunting on public lands contributes to the sustenance of physical health, nurtures the human spirit, and deepens appreciation for the natural world.
The book will be available for purchase and signing at the conclusion of the presentation. The event is free but registration is required through REI’s special events page as this event is limited to 60 attendees. Refreshments provided by Alaska Geographic.
About the Authors:
Christine Cunningham was born in Sitka, Alaska, and is a lifelong Alaskan, author, and outdoor columnist. Christine has published articles in a variety of hunting and conservation publications, including Alaska Magazine, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Sports Afield, Shooting Sportsman, Pheasants Forever, Delta Waterfowl, and Wildfowl.
Steve Meyer grew up in Milnor, North Dakota and has lived and hunted in Alaska for over 50 years. Steve’s writing and photography have been featured by the BBC and in outdoor publications, including Sports Afield, Gun Dog, Dakota Country, Pheasants Forever, and Fur-Fish-Game Magazine.
Both began writing an alternating newspaper column in the Redoubt Reporter, a community newspaper, before they began their shared column for the Anchorage Daily News. Together, Cunningham and Meyer’s writing and photography have been featured by the BBC and appeared in a variety of hunting and conservation publications, including Alaska Magazine, Gray’s Sporting Journal, and Sports Afield. They make their home on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula where they live and hunt with a family of bird dogs.