Author Talk: Kara Richardson Whitely

Gorge: My journey up Kilimanjaro at 300 pounds
Kara Richardson Whitely
Saturday, July 22 at 1 p.m.

Kara Richardson Whitely will read from her book about climbing Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro weighing as much as 300 pounds. Kara’s talk will address issues of positive self-image, food addiction/binge eating recovery, helping others (all three of her Kilimanjaro hikes raised funds for AIDS orphans in Africa) and the benefits of movement and spending time in nature. READ MORE

Author Talk: Elizabeth Rice

Rituals of separation : a South Korean memoir of identity and belonging
Elizabeth Rice
Thursday, July 6 at 4 pm
Elizabeth Rice spent most of her first sixteen years in Seoul, South Korea as the youngest child of socially progressive Presbyterian missionaries. After leaving Korea she received her undergraduate degree from Middlebury College and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington. She worked in the NGO sector for many years, serving in a public health nonprofit for immigrants and refugees in the Twin Cities and working in grassroots community development organizations and nonprofits from Seattle to Mississippi to Zambia. She is currently living between Costa Rica and Vermont.
Come hear Elizabeth  read from her first book, Rituals of Separation,  a love song to a cross-cultural childhood and an exploration of issues of belonging, loss, and cultural identity. Elizabeth will discuss the impact of growing up in Korea at a pivotal juncture in that country’s history, when South Korea was still recovering from a horrific war that divided the nation into two, industrializing at a rapid pace, and seeing the burgeoning of a democracy movement that would eventually lead to the toppling of a line of dictators. READ MORE