contact us

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 author & speaker featured on Oprah's Lifeclass and Self, Redbook and American Hiker. Her book Gorge will be released in 2015.

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. 

 

 

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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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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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

Join our event on Facebook and spread the word!

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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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Feb
16
5:30 PM17:30

High Country Speaker Series, Avon, CO

Every winter Walking Mountains Science Center brings our community notable and passionate speakers who offer a unique view of our natural surroundings.  The 2016 theme is Creating a Sense of Place. 

How do the places we call home come to define who we are and how can we strengthen our relationships with where we live. The High Country Speaker Series is a partnership between Walking Mountains Science Center and Eagle Valley Library District with the mission of encouraging environmental awareness, inspiring positive relationships with the natural world, and creating thought provoking dialogue in our community. Join us for presentations and discussion with local celebrities, renowned authors, and outdoor enthusiasts as we dial in on why we love our beautiful, engaging, and fragile place!

These evening programs will begin at 5:30 pm & are FREE to attend with a $10 suggested donation.

February 16: "Celebrating Accomplishments in the Outdoors" with adventurer Kara Richardson Whitely

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