Outpedaling the Big C: A Discussion with Elizabeth McGowan

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Outpedaling the Big C: A Discussion with Elizabeth McGowan

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, 6 p.m.

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association and DC Public Library join in a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Elizabeth McGowan, about her new book, Outpedaling the Big C: My Healing Cycle Across AmericaDuring this program, Elizabeth will share stories of her mental, emotional and physical journeys; the process of publishing her first book; and how public libraries fit into the picture. We'll also talk about cycling advocacy, safety, and infrastructure as relates to long-distance trips and share some of our favorite books about bicycling for you to cozy up with this winter. Want to get a head start on adventure cycling memoirs? Check out this list of books on epic bicycling journeys.

Register for this event here! It will be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube Live. 

Elizabeth McGowan is a DC-based, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, working as a freelance reporter on issues surrounding energy and the environment. As a staff writer for Inside Climate News, her groundbreaking dispatches from Kalamazoo, Michigan, The Dilbit Disaster: Inside the Biggest Oil Spill You Never Heard Of, won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, along with her co-authors Lisa Song and David Hasemyer. Born in Waterbury, CT and raised in Philadelphia, Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism in 1983. After her battle with melanoma in the late 1980’s, she decided to hike the Appalachian trail - where she met her husband, Don Looney. In 2000, to celebrate 5 years of being cancer-free, she completed a cross-country bicycle journey from Astoria, OR to the Atlantic coast, along the 4,250 mile TransAmerica Trail. Outpedaling the Big C, her first adventure memoir, was published in Sept. 2020.

Add to Calendar 09-12-2020 18:00:00 09-12-2020 19:00:00 Outpedaling the Big C: A Discussion with Elizabeth McGowan The Washington Area Bicyclist Association and DC Public Library join in a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Elizabeth McGowan, about her new book, Outpedaling the Big C: My Healing Cycle Across America. During this program, Elizabeth will share stories of her mental, emotional and physical journeys; the process of publishing her first book; and how public libraries fit into the picture. We'll also talk about cycling advocacy, safety, and infrastructure as relates to long-distance trips and share some of our favorite books about bicycling for you to cozy up with this winter. Want to get a head start on adventure cycling memoirs? Check out this list of books on epic bicycling journeys. Register for this event here! It will be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube Live.  Elizabeth McGowan is a DC-based, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, working as a freelance reporter on issues surrounding energy and the environment. As a staff writer for Inside Climate News, her groundbreaking dispatches from Kalamazoo, Michigan, The Dilbit Disaster: Inside the Biggest Oil Spill You Never Heard Of, won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, along with her co-authors Lisa Song and David Hasemyer. Born in Waterbury, CT and raised in Philadelphia, Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism in 1983. After her battle with melanoma in the late 1980’s, she decided to hike the Appalachian trail - where she met her husband, Don Looney. In 2000, to celebrate 5 years of being cancer-free, she completed a cross-country bicycle journey from Astoria, OR to the Atlantic coast, along the 4,250 mile TransAmerica Trail. Outpedaling the Big C, her first adventure memoir, was published in Sept. 2020. false DD/MM/YYYY