To “go Viking” is to set out on an epic journey, to explore uncharted territory in a wonderful adventure. Bestselling author Bill Arnott went Viking for eight years. He journeyed the northern hemisphere in the wake of Scandinavian explorers like Eric the Red, Thor Heyerdahl and Roald Amundsen.  Arnott’s adventure took him to Europe, Asia, the Mediterranean and the Arctic.  

Arnott chronicles his personal journey of mythic proportions in the book Gone Viking A Travel Saga. And he’ll be with us virtually on December 9 at 4:00 pm to talk about his book.

In this multimedia presentation, Arnott shares stories, readings from the book and photos from his eight-year expedition. Arnott blends maritime exploration with real-time encounters with humour and a sense of wonder. These travels earned Arnott a Fellowship at London’s Royal Geographical Society.

Arnott will lead the audience on an armchair adventure to the palace of King Canute the Great, the Viking King of England, where he famously commanded the tides. He’ll show you the real colour of icebergs in Greenland at Erik the Red’s home. And he’ll take you to visit Leif Erikson’s winter camp to taste the world’s best partridgeberry pie.

Gone Viking: A Travel Saga is a WIBA Awards and an ABF International Book Awards finalist. Bill Arnott is also the author of Dromomania: A Wonderful Magical Journey. Arnott’s work is published in Canada, the US, UK, Europe, Asia and Australia. His column Bill Arnott’s Beat is a feature in magazines around the globe.

Bill Arnott has received awards for his prose, poetry and songwriting, and he has performed at hundreds of events internationally. When not trekking the planet with a small pack, journal and out-dated camera phone, Bill can be found on Canada’s west coast, making friends and misbehaving.

This promises to be a lively and entertaining event. Tickets are only $5 and free for members.