GDL kicks off Big Read month with Creek Stewart

Creek Stewart

Creek Stewart

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee District Library (GDL) will present Surviving the Wild with Creek Stewart on Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. at the Grand Blanc-McFarlen Library, and 2:30 p.m. at the Clio Area Library.

Stewart is a survival expert, author and TV host of the Weather Channel’s Fat Guys in the Woods. The event kicks off of a month-long NEA Big Read celebration of the classic The Call of the Wild by Jack London.

Stewart will discuss how to be self-reliant in nature by learning the survival skills of our ancestors. He will also discuss what makes connecting with the outdoors so transformational, and share anecdotes and footage from Fat Guys in the Woods.

“The Call of the Wild is set in the Klondike Gold Rush, when 100,000 gold prospectors struggled to survive horrible conditions as they migrated to Alaska,” said Kelly Flynn, Community Relations Manager for the Genesee District Library. “Creek Stewart is a perfect fit.”

Genesee District Library is one of 77 communities nationwide participating in the NEA Big Read through June 2017. From September 24 to October 24 GDL will celebrate The Call of the Wild with a full calendar of events including Jack London impersonator Michael Oakes, The World of Mushing with Tun-Dra Kennels, and several dog, wolf and coyote programs.

A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Managed by Arts Midwest, this initiative offers grants to support innovative community reading programs designed around a single book.

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