Silverbow Backroom: Wilderness Art and "Wild Reads" open mic

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the Forest Service is inviting the public to share favorite reading passages on wilderness, wild nature and wild experiences after the First Friday Art Walk at the Silverbow Backroom. Quotes, poems and passages up to 1-2 pages are welcome. Readers should bring their materials with them and will each be given up to three minutes to take a turn reading to the audience. Readers may take more than one turn at the mic. The idea is to re-create campfire camaraderie and celebrate wilderness and writing. The event runs from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Backroom, located at 120 Second St.

Wilderness Art, featuring the work from artist residencies in Tracy Arm, will be displayed in the gallery throughout September and October.

Related upcoming events include Wild Shots (photography sharing) on Sept. 27 and Expedition Arguk (presentation and talk) on Oct 3.

For more information on these free events and how to participate, contact Kevin Hood at


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