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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 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. 

 

 

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

Seattle - 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 - BLAZE TRAIL WORKSHOP
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

HOUSTON - BLAZE TRAIL WORKSHOP

Eating Recovery Center Alumni / Family Event

More information about this workshop to come. It is geared toward people who have struggled with an eating disorder (anyone on the spectrum), families with people who have had eating disorders and members of the community. 

Location and registration link TK 

 

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Houston Binge Eating Disorder Symposium
Aug
25
9:00 AM09:00

Houston Binge Eating Disorder Symposium

Registration information TK 

***THIS EVENT IS GEARED TOWARD HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS ****

Agenda: Registration and Breakfast Opening – Deborah Michel, PhD, CEDS

Keynote Speaker – Chicago Staff Break Tale of two Traumas: Learn how the two are connected and treated- Kara Fowler, LPC, RD/LD, CDE,LMT

Stopping the Cycle of Binge Eating Cycle (In Families)- Kara Richardson Whitely (lunch presentation)

Close - Deborah Michel, PhD, CEDS

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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

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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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To Kill a Mockingbird Read-a-thon
Jul
13
5:30 PM17:30

To Kill a Mockingbird Read-a-thon

Kara will be one of several local authors who will read To Kill A Mockingbird in anticipation of Harper Lee's long-awaited second novel. The event goes on all day but Kara will read from 5:30 to 6 p.m.  Monday, July 13 at the Bridgewater NJ Barnes & Noble. 

Kara will be discussing and signing copies of Gorge after her stint. 

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Jun
12
6:30 PM18:30

Solid Body Fitness

When: Friday, June 12th 6:30pm-9:30pm Where: Solid Body Fitness in Dedham Admission: Donate a pair of gently used shoes comfortable/athletic shoes for St Francis House in Boston (Men's 10-14 preferred). You can also donate cash at door if you don’t have shoes.

What:

  • Book reading & signing

  • Participate in or cheer on Kara in a

    workout led by the trainers at SBF.

  • Healthy food, drink & apparel vendors For more details & to RSVP please visit Facebook open event titled:
    Evening with Kara Richardson Whitely 

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