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Writers Fest presents Sally Armstrong, Mount Everest

Kobo, Kindle, iPad, whatever. Ebook readers are getting more and more love. Even ebook borrowing is at an all-time high. Like Everest.

While the gradual turn away from print may be a hard and grey-hairing ordeal for some to have to witness, the incredible ways that digital media is able to tell stories unlike ever before cannot be denied. That's why, for its  first Incite Reading Series event, the Vancouver International Writers Festival is proud to celebrate a book solely available in electronic format.

"The remarkable use of digital features in Pat Morrow and Sharon Wood's book, 'Everest: High Expectations', is the reason that [we] wanted to showcase this book at Incite," read the press release from Writers Fest this afternoon.

"The stunning 'coffee tablet', combines 150 colour photos, maps, archival video and audio recordings to chronicle Morrow and Wood’s expeditions to the world's highest peak."

Please see event details from the press release below:

Incite Reading Series

Pat Morrow and Sharon Wood
 'Everest: High Expectations'
7:30pm, Wednesday, March 27 (Doors open at 7pm)

Alice McKay room
VPL Central Branch, 350 West Georgia
*Please let us know you are attending by registering in advance.

In 1982, a team of Canada’s best climbers confidently trekked to Everest, but within a month, four people were dead and half the climbers had returned home. Four years later, a second team returned to make mountaineering history. 'High Expectations' delivers classic high-altitude drama—come prepared to feel the cold and fear, as well as share in Morrow and Wood’s ultimate triumphs. Read more.

Presented in partnership with Vancouver Public Library. 
Incite is sponsored by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association
and supported by the R.J. Nelson Family Foundation.

Upcoming Special Event – Sally Armstrong, March 25

Listen to human-rights activist Sally Armstrong's inspiring interview on CBC Radio.

Sally Armstrong's book continues to make news. Read an article by Tracy Sherlock in the Vancouver Sun here.

Change is not only possible and sustainable, it’s already happening. “There’s a new generation at work and new hope in the air,” Armstrong says. Read a review of Ascent of Women by Rosemary Counter in the Globe and Mail.

CTV hosted a live chat with Sally Armstrong on March 7. Read the transcript here.

Read an excerpt from Ascent of Women, presented by the Huffington Post.
Meet Sally in Vancouver on Monday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church.
 Tickets: $21/$19

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