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Crosscurrents Fairbanks: Brian Castner and Chris Miles

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Moderated by Chris Miles

Thursday April 14, 2022
7 PM-8:30 PM
Centennial Center Exhibit Hall, Pioneer Park
Fairbanks, Alaska

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Mark your calendars and join us for a Crosscurrents conversation with Brian Castner and Chris Miles.

Brian Castner is a nonfiction writer, former Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer, and veteran of the Iraq War. His most recent book is Stampede, a new history of the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush. He is also the bestselling author of Disappointment RiverAll the Ways We Kill and Die, and the war memoir The Long Walk, which was adapted into an opera and named a New York Times Editor’s Pick and Amazon Best Book of the Year. His journalism and essays have appeared in the New York TimesWIREDEsquireThe AtlanticForeign Policy, and on National Public Radio. He is the co-editor of The Road Ahead, a collection of short stories featuring veteran writers, and has twice received grants from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, to cover the Ebola outbreak in Liberia in 2014, and to paddle the 1200 mile Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean in 2016. In March 2018 he joined Amnesty International as a Senior Crisis Advisor.

Chris Miles (born 1982) is a poet and a veteran. He is the author of Armor & Ornament and the recipient of a Alaska Literary Award.

Sponsored by 49 Writers. Co-sponsored by Fairbanks Arts Association and UAF’s Midnight Sun Visiting Writers Series.

COVID REQUIREMENTS: To protect the safety of all concerned, masking will be required for this event. Thank you for your cooperation.


49 Writers dedicates our 2021-2022 programming season to the memory of Frank Soos (1950-2021), our 2021 Program Chair.


April 14
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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