Join us for an evening of lively music, captivating stories about kayaking and life, and a raffle to boot. Buy your e-ticket here.

When: Monday, March 11, 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Door at 5:00 pm.
Where: McMenamins, Father Luke’s Room, 700 NW Bond St, Bend, 97701 [map]
Cost: $25; Buy tickets online here or in person at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
Raffle: EXPED outdoor gear and more! All proceeds help us Speak for the River.
Door opens at 5:00 pm. Come early to get your seat! Food and beverages are available for purchase in Father Luke’s room. Pitchfork Revolution at 5:30. Presentation at 6:30.

Award winning author, Susan Conrad, will share her story of a physical and emotional journey through an alluring, perilous, and healing seascape. An adventure along the coast of western North America took Susan deep within herself, humbling her, reminding her that she had much to learn as she confronted fear, solitude, exhaustion—and crushing sadness. It is a story of adventure as well as acceptance and gratitude, triumph and tragedy.

In spring 2010, with her world scaled down to an 18-foot sea kayak and the 1,200-mile ribbon of water known as the Inside Passage, Susan Conrad launched a journey of the sea and soul that took her both northward to Alaska, and inward, as she discovered the depths of her own strength and courage. 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.


We’ll kick off the evening with music by the Pitchfork RevolutionWith melodic banjo-driven originals, fiery fiddle tunes, and bluegrass ballads, the Pitchfork Revolution will have you stomping your feet and kicking your boots for freedom!