Author Daniel J. Rice was in Ely, MN where he visited the college and performed several interactive book readings made possible by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council. The next day he snow shoed into the remote cabin of Sigurd F. Olson, whose writing has inspired Rice. The cabin is maintained by a non-profit group, Listening Point Foundation, that are dedicated to conservation of the property.
Copies of THE UNPEOPLED SEASON are now available at Piragis Northwoods Company Bookstore in Ely.