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Hiker trash: author talk & book signing at ubb flagship | 11/12

Hiker trash: author talk & book signing at ubb flagship | 11/12

Sep 11, 2019

Hiker Trash: Author Talk & Book Signing | UBB Flagship

Tuesday, November 12th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

United By Blue Flagship
205 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


A collage of backpacking culture, Hiker Trash offers a glimpse of the off-beat, diverse community that is drawn to thru-hiking the country’s oldest long-distance trail. It features a collection of original illustrations by author and artist Sarah Kaizar, as well as color photos by Nicholas Reichard and excerpts from the Appalachian Trail’s famed shelter log books that highlight hikers’ thoughts, fears, frustrations, and joys.

Kaizar thru-hiked the AT in 2015 following the death of her father, a six-month, 2,200 mile journey through fourteen states that both challenged and inspired her. Intricate and arresting, her drawings are created in pen-and-ink with colorful acrylic washes; they capture the character of the trail and its shelters as well as the hikers who find respite under the roofs and in the log pages. Fellow AT thru-hiker and professional photographer Nicholas Reichard’s images provide another layer of perspective and community.

Join author Sarah Kaizar for an evening of readings and signing of her new book Hiker Trash at United By Blue's Flagship store. The book will be available for purchase, refreshments will be provided.
About the Author
Sarah Kaizar is an illustrator and designer living and working in Philadelphia. Sarah holds a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and has shown her work in galleries and museums in and around the Philadelphia area including 3rd Street Gallery, Delaware Contemporary, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, and the Woodmere Art Museum.
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