Jeff Burlingame, Aberdeen native, author and former Daily World reporter and editor, will give a talk titled “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of the Olympic Peninsula” at the Aberdeen Timberland Library on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 2 to 3 p.m.
The author of more than 20 books, Burlingame will speak about his life and writing. Copies of his recent guidebook, “Moon Handbooks: Olympic Peninsula,” and a few copies of his biography of Kurt Cobain will be available for purchase and signing.
In the guidebook, Burlingame shares the best ways to enjoy the Olympic Peninsula, from strolling through the subalpine meadows and temperate rain forests of Olympic National Park to soaking and swimming at Sol Duc Hot Springs. He offers strategies so travelers can make their experiences personal and memorable.
Burlingame was born and raised in Aberdeen. He grew up exploring the areas around him: working as a shake rat in the peninsula’s woods; hiking the 14-mile -roundtrip trail to the top of Colonel Bob peak; and fishing the area’s rivers, lakes, and streams. He spent a decade working as a reporter and editor at his hometown newspaper, The Daily World. In 2004, he co-founded the nonprofit Kurt Cobain Memorial Foundation.
Burlingame’s books include well-received biographies of musicians John Lennon and Kurt Cobain, and in-depth looks at the historic and tragic plights of the Lost Boys of Sudan and the crew and passengers of the Titanic. His work has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, the New York Public Library, and the NAACP, which in 2012 awarded him its highest literary honor at a nationally televised event. His website is www.jeffburlingame.com
The Aberdeen Timberland Library is located at 121 E Market Street. For more information, contact the library at (360) 533-2360 or visit www.TRL.org.