Literary Salon: Mikkel Aaland 🗓

LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Mikkel Aaland, Author of The River in My Backyard

Mikkel Aaland
Mikkel Aaland

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 || 7pm
Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera ||

Join us for an evening with talented author and photographer, Mikkel Aaland as he discusses the magic of memoir.

Mikkel Aaland is a professional photographer and the author of 12 best selling books on digital photography, including Photoshop RAW, Shooting Digital, the first Adobe Lightroom Adventure (Iceland) edition, and the second Adobe Lightroom Adventure (Tasmania) edition.  Mikkel has also been a popular workshop leader in the United States and Europe, and creates training videos in collaboration with and Adobe Press. He is the co-host of the Nordic Light International Festival of Photography held every spring in Kristiansund, Norway. His non-technical books include, “County Fair Portraits,” (for which he made an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman) “Sweat” (an illustrated tour of international bathing customs, culminating a three-year project), “The Sword of Heaven,” “Pilgrimage to Kailash” and a recently published memoir, “The River in My Backyard.” Aaland is currently based in both San Francisco and Telemark, Norway. His web site is

“THE LIFE WE HAVE LIVED IS THE LIFE WE REMEMBER. The magic of a good memoir is that by telling our story we can give new meaning to our past, we can change and move forward, but most important, we connect to others. The river of each life flows to the ocean of our shared humanity. Mikkel Aaland’s beautiful book proves that it is not the truth revealed that makes us vulnerable, but the secrets we keep.”

Isabel Allende, author.

“OF ALL THE HAUNTING MEMOIRS THAT I HAVE READ, Mikkel Aaland’s The River in My Backyard, is at once the most heart-rending and themost courageously triumphant. Aaland explores two rivers, the literal one that runs past his ancestral home in Norway, and the metaphorical one that runs in the blood of his ancestors, himself, and now his two daughters. By the time the two rivers flow into one another, through crystalline prose and shadow-fretted photographs, his story has become a healing journey of epic proportions.”

– Phil Cousineau, author of The Art of Pilgrimage.

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