Local resident and lifetime member of Friends of the Porkies, Karen Berg, signed up for a writing class that turned her into a published author. The class was offered at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Folk School and was taught by Henry Kisor, retired book editor for the Chicago Sun Times and author of several books.
One of the assignments was to write about Dan’s Cabin, the Artist-in-Residence cabin that was built by the Friends of the Porkies. Karen had been on the Cabin construction crew from beginning to end and was delighted when she received this assignment. She had taken numerous photos throughout the building and thought she had the perfect opportunity and motivation to organize her photos and tell the story of the cabin construction process.
Upon receiving the first few pages of the assignment, Henry said the story had the makings of a book. He recognized the value in having a record of the 4 ½ years the cabin was under construction.
As in all projects related to the Porkies, this book was completed out of love and dedication for the Porcupine Mountains and in memory of Dan Urbanski, an award-winning photographer of the Porkies. You can learn more about Dan Urbanski, Dan's Cabin or our Artist-in-Residence Program by visiting our website at www.porkies.org.
Interested in ordering Dan's Cabin?
A group order will be placed by November 14th. Orders will be coordinated by Karen Berg and you may reach her at 906-884-4340 or via e-mail at [email protected] Books will be $20 unless the order is less than 10.
You may also order the book directly from blurb.com., and it's $27.49.
Please consider giving it as a gift or donating to your local library.