Orca Books is proud to welcome Caryl Sherpa to our store this December evening. Sherpa will be reading from her new book I Taste Fire, Earth, Rain: Elements of Life with a Sherpa.
After traveling around the world in 1991, Sherpa returned with a story to tell and a desire to write. Since her return, she has studied with teachers at the University of California Los Angeles and at Richard Hugo House in Seattle, as well as at workshops around the country. Her teachers have included Kathleen Alcalá, Bernard Cooper, Philip Lopate, and Terry Tempest Williams. Her passion is for Nepal, its people, and its culture, and especially that of the Sherpa after she met and married her trekking guide, Nima Sherpa. For six years, Caryl and Nima ran Himalayan Discovery, a trekking company. Whether it has been with clients or alone, Caryl and Nima travel often to the Himalayan regions of Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan.
As part of her presentation Caryl will be showing slides of her journeys through Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. This is an event you won't want to miss!