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Use the form on the right to contact Kara.

For literary inquiries, please reach out to her agent, Kim Perel of Wendy Sherman Associates.


Summit, NJ
USA

973-452-7620

Kara Richardson Whitely is an award-winning author & speaker who has presented at Google, Pfizer, Dartmouth, Purdue and more. Her book Gorge was featured on Good Morning America and in the New York Times among dozens of other publications. Her latest book, Weight of Being, was featured on The Today Show.

Upcoming Events

If you're interested in booking Kara for an event, please email her at kararichardsonwhitely@gmail.com. Learn more about her press and presentations here. 

 

 


Park Road Books - Book signing, Charlotte, NC
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Park Road Books - Book signing, Charlotte, NC

Join us for an evening with award-winning author, Kara Richardson Whitely, who will read excerpts from her books Gorge and Weight of Being, followed by a Q&A and refreshments. 

HelloGiggles.com named her latest book Weight of Being one of 11 New Memoirs You Need to Read this Summer.  When it was featured on Megyn Kelly Today, the host called it "raw, honest."  The story is about the steps she took -- some large  and some small -- to stop the cycle of binge eating disorder in her family and to find happiness in the life she had. 

Kara Richardson Whitely, an Eating Recovery Center Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Advocate, is also the author of Gorge: My 300-Pound Journey Up Kilimanjaro, an honest and unforgettable journey of intense passion, endurance, and self-acceptance. As the New York Times said, Gorge is a "detailed account of Richardson Whitely's struggle, Gorge also gives confidence not only to hesitant would-be mountaineers but to those, like her, whose biggest hurdle is to learn to be comfortable and secure with oneself." 

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University of Hawaii - Hilo
Nov
5
5:00 PM17:00

University of Hawaii - Hilo

Moving Mountains: Learning to build resilience and self-acceptance in the face of shame and self-doubt. Kara Richardson Whitely, author of Gorge and Weight of Being, will share the story of her three treks up Mount Kilimanjaro and the lessons she learned about loving herself where she was and going from there.

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NEDA Walk
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

NEDA Walk

Baltimore, MD NEDA Walk

Event Details

Walk Venue: Goucher College - Loop Road
Walk Location: 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Baltimore, MD 21204
Walk Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018
Check In Time: 9am
Opening Ceremony: 10am
Walk End Time: 11am
Walk Fundraising Goal: $25,000
Contact: Amanda Tarlton at andietarlton@gmail.com

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SACRAMENTO UNBURDENING - HEALING THROUGH WRITING
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

SACRAMENTO UNBURDENING - HEALING THROUGH WRITING

This is an author/speaker creative writing workshop for people in recovery from eating disorders and other mental health issues. Kara Richardson, a National Recovery Advocate for Eating Recovery Center, and author of Gorge: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 pounds, and Weight of Being, will be sharing her story of recovery from Binge Eating Disorder and how writing and creativity helped her heal. She will be leading attendees through an intimate creative writing activity designed to help us access the healing power in writing your own story. There will also be a panel afterwards for attendees to ask questions about eating disorders, mental health, writing, and recovery.

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HOUSTON - BRAZOS BOOK READING AND GIVEAWAY
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

HOUSTON - BRAZOS BOOK READING AND GIVEAWAY

Join us for an evening with book author, Kara Richardson Whitley. Kara will read excerpts from her books Gorge and Weight of Being, followed by a Q&A. Registration to this event includes a complimentary book. Please stick around until the end - Kara would love to sign your copy! We hope to see you there. 

Please RSVP to Katie Bendel, Alumni/Family Liaison for ERC and Insight, atKatie.Bendel@EatingRecovery.com or 214-980-6208.

Kara Richardson Whitely, an Eating Recovery Center Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Advocate, is the author of Gorge: My 300-Pound Journey Up Kilimanjaro, an honest and unforgettable journey of intense passion, endurance, and self-acceptance. A detailed account of Richardson Whitely's struggle, Gorge also gives confidence not only to hesitant would-be mountaineers but to those, like her, whose biggest hurdle is to learn to be comfortable and secure with oneself. Her next book, Weight of Being, will be released on July 31, 2018

 

 

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Seattle - Unburdening - Healing through Writing
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Seattle - Unburdening - Healing through Writing

  • The Lab at Ada's Technical Bookstore (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is an author/speaker creative writing workshop for people in recovery from eating disorders and other mental health issues. Kara Richardson, a National Recovery Advocate for Eating Recovery Center, and author of Gorge: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 pounds, and Weight of Being, will be sharing her story of recovery from Binge Eating Disorder and how writing and creativity helped her heal. She will be leading attendees through an intimate creative writing activity designed to help us access the healing power in writing your own story. There will also be a panel afterwards for attendees to ask questions about eating disorders, mental health, writing, and recovery.

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Chicago - Unburdening - Healing through Writing
Aug
7
7:30 PM19:30

Chicago - Unburdening - Healing through Writing

Kara Richardson, National Recovery Advocate for Eating Recovery Center, is no stranger to struggle. She had to learn how to unburden herself of the emotional weight that comes with being a person who has had a less than friendly relationship with her body, and the space that it inhabits in a culture that actively encourages us to "take up less space."

 

But what about the healing that comes from recovery? Kara credits much of her recovery to the process of unburdening and release that comes when she puts pen to paper. Writing is a powerful tool as it helps us be the author of our own stories and create narratives that help us survive.

 

Please join Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health Center at The Tavern Club this summer for an interactive healing writing workshop with Kara Richardson-Whitely. She will share her story of recovery from Binge Eating Disorder, and how writing helped her heal. She will then lead participants through a writing exercise to access their own healing through channeling their inner wisdom.

 

This is a free event and is open to all ERC/Insight alumni, support persons and community members. Light appetizers will be served.

**Parking: Use a discount app such as SpotHero to find parking near 333 N Michigan Ave**

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-unburdening-finding-healing-through-writing-tickets-

 

The Tavern Club at 333

333 North Michigan Avenue

#Suite 400

Chicago, IL 60601

 

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Mission Recovery on the Road - INDIANA
May
6
8:45 AM08:45

Mission Recovery on the Road - INDIANA

Indianapolis, IN - Saturday, May 6th
Mission Recovery on the Road

Connecting our Community Through Hope in Recovery

Hosted by ERC's Family Institute

Location:

Renaissance Indianapolis North
11925 N Meridian St.
Carmel, IN 46032

ERC is offering a discounted room rate of 164.95 USD per night. The last day to book at this discounted rate is April 15th. To book your room at the Renaissance Indianapolis North, click here
Questions?

Email Alia Green, Alumni/Family Liaison at Alia.Green@eatingrecovery.com.

Learn more here: 

https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/tab1.aspx?EventID=1967821

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