Susan Marie Conrad, author of Inside: One Woman's Journey Through the Inside Passage
Inside: One Woman’s Journey Through the Inside Passage is a plucky adventure memoir of the sea and soul told by a woman on a big adventure in a small boat along the coast of western North America.
In Spring 2010, with her world scaled down to an 18- foot sea kayak and the 1,200-mile ribbon of water called the Inside Passage, Susan Conrad launched a journey that took her north to Alaska. On the way, she paddled marathon distances for weeks on end, forged friendships with quirky people in the strangest of places, and pretended not to be intimidated by 700-pound grizzly bears and 40-ton whales. She lived her dream.
“Inside: One Woman’s Journey through the Inside Passage is a singular epic. It is a brave story. One of personal triumph, of heart break, terrifying challenges, soulful introspection and sheer joy. It is also a moving story about the power of friendship. Her words flow off the pages, carrying the reader along on the current of her adventure. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about real adventure, personal challenge and experience, through her evocative writing, the wonders and beauty of the Inside Passage.” ~ Milbry Polk, co-author of Women of Discovery and founder of Wings WorldQuest
Susan Conrad is an adventurer, writer, educator, and speaker. She’s also an accomplished paddler. Her combined passions have lead to publication in many magazines, newspapers, guidebooks—and soon—her debut memoir. In spring 2010, with her world scaled down to an 18-foot sea kayak and a 1,200-mile ribbon of water known as the Inside Passage, she launched a journey of the sea and soul that took her both north to Alaska and inward, as she discovered the depths of her own strength and courage.
Join us Thursday, September 15th at 6pm for a presentation from Susan Conrad, featuring a slideshow with highlights from her journey, stories, inspiring messages, and beautiful images. Her book, Inside: One Woman's Journey Through the Inside Passage will be available for purchase at the event. Admission is free, with donations accepted to benefit Hudson Riverkeeper, a local organization dedicated to defending the Hudson River and the surrounding watershed, protecting the water supply of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents.