September 2, 2011 > Yosemite Epics
Submitted By Janet Cronbach
"A falling climber's rope snaps thousands of feet above the ground. Two backcountry skiers find themselves buried by an avalanche; Wild winds hurl a paraglider out of control. A daring kayak venture helps and aging legend discover greater health and happiness. These stories and more come to life in this collection of first-person narratives." Join local author Matt Johanson and artist Christopher Hampson as they relay amazing tales of outdoor adventure from their new book Yosemite Epics: Tales of Adventure from America's Greatest Playground.
Books will be available at the discounted price of $15.00. Matt Johanson writes about sports, the outdoors, education and politics for California newspapers and magazines. Yosemite Epics is his third book. Matt also teaches social studies and advises an award-winning student newspaper at Castro Valley High School. His writing can be found at www.mattjohanson.com Christopher Hampson is an artist studying illustration and animation at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding and backpacking through Yosemite. Christopher especially enjoys his new role as a father.
The Library is wheelchair accessible. No reservation is required. For an ASL interpreter, call the library at least seven working days before the event. For more information, contact the Fremont Main Library at 510-745-1401 or Janet Cronbach at 510-745-1429.
Saturday, September 3
Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room
2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont
TTY: (888) 663-0660