Mark My Words: Roman Dial and Caroline Van Hemert in Conversation

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January 27, 2021 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us for a fascinating conversation with Roman Dial, author of The Adventurer’s Son, and Caroline Van Hemert, author of The Sun is a Compass, as the two discuss their books, their adventures in the wild, the dangers inherent in adventuring, and more.

This program is free to attend, though while registering for the event, we hope you’ll consider contributing what you’d call a fair ticket price. We thank you for your attendance whether you’re able to donate or not. REGISTER HERE.

Signed copies of The Adventurer’s Son and The Sun is a Compass are available for purchase through The Mark Twain Store. Proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. We regret that we are NOT able to ship books outside the United States as it is cost-prohibitive to do so.

Roman Dial is a pioneering American adventurer and a professor of mathematics and biology at Alaska Pacific University.  “Renowned for audacious feats in mountaineering, ice climbing, rafting, and grueling back-country endurance races,” writes National Geographic, “Roman is a mythic figure.” A former National Geographic Explorer, he received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and lives in Anchorage.

Caroline Van Hemert is an author, adventurer, and wildlife biologist. Winner of the Banff Mountain Book Award for Adventure Travel and cited as one of the best outdoor books of 2019 by Outside, Bustle, and Forbes, The Sun is a Compass is available now in paperback. Caroline’s journeys, both personal and professional, have taken her from the pack ice of the Arctic Ocean to the swamps of the Okavango Delta. Along the way, she has been outsmarted by Cheeto-eating crows, stalked by predatory bears, charged by elephants, and humbled by 10-gram chickadees that shiver through winter nights.

Her writing has been featured in the New York Times, Audubon, Outside, Washington Post, and more. With her husband and two young sons, she divides her time between a cozy home in downtown Anchorage and a remote, off-the-grid cabin near Haines, Alaska. Caroline holds a Ph.D. in wildlife biology and an M.A. in creative writing.

The Mark My Words series is supported by the Wish You Well Foundation.

CT Public – WNPR is the media sponsor for the Mark My Words series.


January 27, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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