february, 2022

25feb6:00 pm7:30 pmAn Evening with Jeremy EvansAdventure Author

Event Details

Adventure Author, Jeremy Evans, will recount his experience traveling across the world to research and craft his non-fiction work.

Check out his books (see descriptions below) beforehand and/or seize the opportunity to purchase and have them signed after the talk, courtesy of Townie Books.

Refreshments provided and free to attend. Virtual option available. Please email events@gunnisoncountylibraries.org for the meeting details.

About the author:

Jeremy Evans is a Lake Tahoe-based writer whose first nonfiction book, In Search of Powder, was reviewed in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal and ESPN.com. His second book, The Battle for Paradise, was reviewed by national and international outlets.

His forthcoming book, See You Tomorrow, is about famous French snowboarder Marco Siffredi who mysteriously went missing on Mount Everest in 2002. The book is scheduled to be released in 2021.

Before authoring these books, Jeremy worked eight years as a journalist and garnered numerous writing wards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association and Nevada Press Association. He’s also contributed to national magazines such as Powder and Skiing, as well as regional outdoor publications such as Adventure Sports Journal and Tahoe Quarterly.

Jeremy received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Marquette University and his Master of Arts in Teaching from Sierra Nevada College. He has taught writing and composition courses at Lake Tahoe Community College and South Tahoe High School, and recently taught an adventure travel writing course at Sierra Nevada College. 

He lives with his wife and two children in South Lake Tahoe.

About his books:

In Search of Powder: A Story of America’s Disappearing Ski Bum (2010)

This is Evans’s paean to the disappearing culture of the ski bum, a culture with a simple mantra: Ski as much as possible. But because of an American West transformed by rising real estate costs, an immigrant  workforce, misguided values, and corporate-owned resorts, the ski bum is becoming an endangered species.

The Battle for Paradise: Surfing, Tuna, and one town’s quest to save a wave (2015)

In this harrowing but ultimately inspiring story set in Pavones, Costa Rica, Evans tells the story of a colorful cast of characters with an unyielding love for the ocean and surfing, a company’s unscrupulous efforts to expand profits, and a government that nearly sold out the perfect wave.

See You Tomorrow: The Disappearance of Snowboarder Marco Siffredi on Everest (2021)

Marco Siffredi was the first person to make a complete snowboard descent of Mount Everest in 2001, and was regarded by many as the world’s best snowboarder. But the following year in 2002, Marco mysteriously disappeared on Everest while attempting a more difficult route known as Hornbein Couloir, an unrelentingly steep, difficult to access route with a high failure rate. Using exclusive never-before-granted interviews with family and friends, Evans aims to solve Everest’s greatest mystery in nearly a century while exploring Marco’s pursuit of a dream, his love of freedom and adventure, and how his French family was forever altered by his loss.

 

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Time

(Friday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

Crested Butte Library

504 Maroon Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224

Organizer

Crested Butte Library970-349-6535 cblibrary@gunnisoncountylibraries.org

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