Author Nick Jans to lead Evening at Egan Friday

Author Nick Jans to lead Evening at Egan Friday

This week’s Evening at Egan presentation, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 at the UAS Egan Library, will feature Alaskan author and photographer Nick Jans, who will trace the true story of Romeo, Juneau’s black wolf, through a narrated slide show, short video clips, and readings from his bestselling book, “A Wolf Called Romeo.”

A review published in the New York Times in October 2014 said of the book: “For Jans, the desire to understand Romeo is deeply personal, fueled by regrets about his own wolf-hunting past, which he writes about with unflinching honesty … Jans is an exceptional storyteller — no nature writer can top him in terms of sheer emotional force — and he frames even the smallest moment with haunting power.”

To read a previous Empire article about the book, visit

Next week’s lecture, on Oct. 23, will feature a combined Juneau World Affairs Council/UAS panel as part of the Juneau World Affairs Council’s annual forum, “The Politics of Water.” The event will be led by Stephen McCaffrey, of the University of the Pacific, and will examine whether international law is up to the task of preventing and resolving disputes over water.

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