For outdoors adventure writer Susan Fox Rogers, the Hudson River is a place of exploration and escape
Award-winning outdoor adventure writer Susan Fox Rogers shares her exhilaration of discovering the Hudson River by kayak in A Kayakers Journey Along the Hudson. This Rivertalks presentation is Saturday, January 28, 7:00 PM, $10 / $5 for teachers, students, seniors and members of paddling clubs. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (914) 377-1900 x 12. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander Street, Yonkers, NY 10701. www.beczak.org
When Susan Fox Rogers moved to the Hudson River village of Tivoli ten years ago to teach writing at Bard College, she purchased a kayak to enjoy the outdoors. It turned into a love affair with the Hudson, one that she shares in A Kayaker’s Journey Along the Hudson.
This evening celebrates the release of Rogers’ new book, My Reach: A Hudson River Memoir, called “glorious nature writing” by novelist Philip Roth.
Attendees will enjoy some of Rogers’ Hudson River adventures including the time she and a friend tried to paddle from Albany to Manhattan (they give up at Tarrytown after running into extremely hazardous weather conditions in Croton Bay; she learned later that commercial fishermen call the area “the Croton Triangle”). And they’ll find out how Hudson became a refuge for Rogers as her mother became ill and died within a few months and then, about a year later, her father suddenly died.
Rogers is no stranger to solo adventuring. For many years she has been an avid rock climber, cross-country skier, bicyclist and hiker and has edited adventure writing collections including Going Alone: Women's Adventures in the Wild and Antarctica: Life on the Ice which won the 2007 silver medal from the Society of American Travel Writers.
Signed copies of My Reach: A Hudson River Memoir will be available for sale and Hudson River wines and cheeses will be served.
Praise for My Reach: A Hudson River Memoir
“Rogers has delivered a unique love story about the Hudson River. Like all good love stories it is poetic, sometimes sad, full of discovery and history, and ultimately life- affirming. My Reach is a special memoir about intimacy with a river, and self - and the truth that paddling is about living right.” —Holly Morris, author of Adventure Divas
“In a fresh and unassuming voice, Susan Fox Rogers sets out to tell the reader what she learns as she comes to know the Hudson River through kayaking near her home in Tivoli, New York, and beyond. What she hadn’t anticipated, however, and what she shared, ultimately, is the heartbreaking and profoundly moving manner in which the river teaches her, as she faces a series of sudden and devastating personal losses, the nature of her very self.” —Boyer Rickel, author of Taboo
About Susan Fox Rogers
and Going Alone: Women’s Adventures in the Wild.