Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Thursday 4th May 2017
Emma Stevens talks about her recently published book Dancing On The Tundra, which follows on from Walking on Ice and Nesting on the Nushagak.
The book is the final in a trilogy of memoirs about living and loving in the Alaskan wilderness. As Dancing in the Tundra opens, Emma is adjusting to life in south western Alaska with the man she married after an online romance.
In her new job as the bicultural coordinator of nine Eskimo village schools, Emma flies to remote village schools to work with local teachers. However, after a particularly perilous flight, Emma and her husband decide to relocate to a remote Alaskan village.
Living in the bush presents many challenges including isolation and temperatures that can plummet to -80 below freezing. As a result, Emma and her husband make the hard decision to leave their beloved Alaska and return to New Zealand.
Now is your chance to hear directly from Emma about her adventures and ask her any burning questions about her romance, life in Alaska, and returning home.