AIGA Raleigh Presents: Amber Share, Subpar Parks!

AIGA Raleigh Presents: Amber Share, Subpar Parks. A Talk, Q&A, and Signing Event

Thursday, March 17, 2022. Doors at 6 pm. JC Raulston Arboretum, York Auditorium

We are so excited to present Raleigh's very own, Amber Share, author and illustrator of the New York Times bestseller, Subpar Parks.

Based on the wildly popular Instagram account, Subpar Parks features both the greatest hits and brand-new content, all celebrating the incredible beauty and variety of America’s national parks juxtaposed with the clueless and hilarious one-star reviews posted by visitors.

Featuring more than 50 percent new material, the book includes more depth and insight into the most popular parks, such as Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and Acadia National Parks; anecdotes and tips from rangers; and much more about author Amber Share's personal love and connection to the outdoors. Equal parts humor and love for the national parks and the great outdoors, it's the perfect gift for anyone who loves to spend time outside as well as have a good read (and laugh) once they come indoors.

About Amber Share

Amber loves making work that celebrates the outdoors, an active lifestyle, and the ups and downs of creative entrepreneurship. When she's not creating for clients, she's probably backpacking, tending to her 42 house plants, or fixing up her house - or working on passion projects, like Subpar Parks, which was turned into a New York Times Bestselling book in 2021, and was a finalist in the Good Reads Choice Awards for Humor book of the year.

Her work has been featured in O Magazine, Real Simple, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the LA Times, the New York Times,,, Buzzfeed, Atlas Obscura, and more.

Please note: In accordance with NCSU policy, masks are encouraged but not required.

Access to the JC Raulston Arboretum will be impacted by a road closure as a result of construction on the I-440 widening project. Beryl Road at the I-440 overpass near the Method Road intersection will be closed for several weeks. You may still reach the JC Raulston Arboretum from the Blue Ridge Road side of Beryl Road, or via Pylon Drive. Use our physical address: “4415 Beryl Road” in your GPS or map app to get the best directions.

When & Where
Thu, Mar 17, 2022 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
JC Raulston Arboretum - York Auditorium
4415 Beryl Road
Raleigh, NC 27606