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Pop-up: Kim Brown Seely

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm PST
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Kim Brown Seely pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her new book, Uncharted: A Couple’s Epic Empty-Nest Adventure Sailing from One Life to Another

Seely is paired with the artwork A Shipwreck by Charles-Fran├žois Lacroix; found in the European Art, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.

A couple facing the dreaded empty nest realize they need to rediscover who they are. This is an adventure story about a voyage from one life chapter to another that involves a too-big sailboat, a narrow and unknown sea, and an appetite to witness a mythical blonde bear that inhabits a remote rainforest.

Kim Brown Seely and her husband had been damn good parents for more than 20 years. That was coming to an end as their youngest son was about to move across the country. The economy was in freefall and their jobs stagnant, so they impulsively decided to buy a big broken sailboat, learn how to sail it, and head up through the Salish Sea and the Inside Passage to an expanse of untamed wilderness in search of the elusive blonde Kermode bear that only lives in a secluded Northwest forest. Theirs was a voyage of discovery into who they were as individuals and as a couple at an axial moment in their lives. Wise and lyrical, this heartfelt memoir unfolds amid the stunningly wild archipelago on the far edge of the continent.

Kim Brown Seely

Kim Brown Seely, the 2016 Lowell Thomas Journalist of the Year, has worked in publishing on both coasts, including as senior editor at Travel + Leisure, contributing editor at National Geographic Adventure, and travel editor at Microsoft and Amazon. Her writing has also appeared in OutsideNational Geographic TravelerSunsetCoastal Living, and Virtuoso Life, where she has been a contributing writer for nearly 20 years. Her most recently book is Uncharted: A Couple's Epic Empty-Nest Adventure.
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