On April 23, Alice Ferguson Foundation will host award-winning author and photographer Krista Schlyer for a reading of her new book, Almost Anywhere: Road Trip Ruminations on Love, Nature, National Parks and Nonsense.
The book, which was released in October by Skyhorse Publishing, chronicles a year-long road trip to America’s national parks and other wild areas. Schlyer embarked on the journey from Washington DC in 2001, on the heels of a gripping loss. She traveled with her two best friends, a grumpy grieving introvert and a mischievous dog, and together they visited more than 80 national parks all across the United States. With the National Park Service centennial in 2016, Almost Anywhere offers insights into the incalculable value of land preservation and ecological understanding.
Craig Childs, award-winning author of House of Rain calls Almost Anywhere “an American map.” National Book Award finalist William Souder says, “Measuring the sharpness of loss against the hugeness of life, Krista Schlyer has found her way, page by page, to a rare state of grace. An amazing book.”
Find out more about Almost Anywhere and hear some stories from the national parks and the open road at this upcoming event:
Saturday, April 23, 2016
4 – 6 p.m.
AFF’s Living Building
2201 Bryant Point Road
Accokeek, Maryland, 20607
About the Author
Krista Schlyer is a conservation photographer and writer living in the Washington DC area. Her work has been published by BBC, Newsweek, The Nature Conservancy, High Country News, National Parks, and Sierra. Schlyer is the author of three books including Continental Divide: Wildlife, People and the Border Wall, winner of the 2013 National Outdoor Book Award. She is also the 2014 recipient of the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography and the 2015 Vision Award, from the North American Nature Photographers Association. Schlyer’s newest book, Almost Anywhere, chronicles a road trip to America’s national parks and wilderness areas.