August 25, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program graduate Blair Braverman will read from her new book, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North. Native Californian Blair Braverman left home at 18 and moved to arctic Norway to learn to drive sled dogs, and then  found work as a tour guide on a glacier in Alaska. Called by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, “A delicate meditation from the frontiers of feminism,” this rich and revelatory memoir tells of a young woman reclaiming her courage in the stark landscapes of the north.  

Blair Braverman graduated from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program, where she was also an Arts Fellow. She has been a resident fellow at Blue Mountain Center and the MacDowell Colony and her work has appeared in Buzzfeed, The Atavist, The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Orion, AGNI, High Country News, Waging Nonviolence, and on This American Life. She lives in Mountain, Wisconsin.