A reading with author Susan Fox Rogers
Blodgett House, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, 7-9 p.m.
Susan Fox Rogers writes from a fresh perspective: the seat of her kayak. The Hudson River and the communities along its banks become partners in Rogers’s life and vivid characters in her memoir. In a fluid, engaging voice, My Reach mixes the genres of memoir, outdoor adventure, natural and unnatural history. She integrates moments of description and environmental context with her own process of grieving the recent deaths of both her parents. The result is a book that not only moves the reader but also informs and entertains.
Susan Fox Rogers is Visiting Associate Professor of Writing at Bard College. She is the editor of twelve books, including most recently Antarctica: Life on the Ice and Going Alone: Women’s Adventures in the Wild. She has traveled to the Antarctic, Tasmania, Canada, and the southwest of France; she has hiked in Arizona, rock climbed in Nevada, birded Wyoming, and backpacked in Alaska. She keeps a blog/journal at http://www.susanfoxrogers.com/journal/.
Review from the Albany Times-Union (with photos)
Interview in The Kingston Freeman newspaper.