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Lily Gontard and Mark Kelly presenting Atlin Arts and Music Festival

Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017

Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: Atlin Arts and Music Festival

Join Lily Gontard, author of Beyond Mile Zero: The Vanishing Alaska Highway Lodge Community and photographer Mark Kelly for a presentation of Beyond Mile Zero: The Vanishing Alaska Highway Lodge Community. In the early 1950s there was a lodge every twenty-five miles on the Alaska Highway, but by the 2000s the community which was once described as the "Longest Main Street in North America" had all but disappeared. In 2014, writer Lily Gontard and photographer Mark Kelly set out to document the vanishing Alaska Highway lodge community. They travelled over 8,000 kilometres, interviewed over 40 people and took over 5,000 photographs. In this presentation Mark and Lily share the struggles and successes of hunting down a hidden history, and talk about how they collaborated to build on each other's strengths to create the book.

Authors: Mark Kelly, Lily Gontard,

Book: Beyond Mile Zero