1. BulletOctober 16, 5:30 pm - Klahhane Club House, Port Angeles, (near Lake Dawn, just off Hurricane Ridge Road). Potluck and social hour, followed by slideshow presentation.

  2. BulletNovember 17, 7 pm - Obsidian Lodge, Eugene, Oregon. I’ve joined forces with the Obsidian Outdoor Group to share my stories and images. Free event, open to the public. For directions to the lodge, click HERE.

  3. BulletSPECIAL NOTICE: I’m proud to announce that I’ve been selected as a guest lecturer on Princess Cruises as part of their award-winning “North to Alaska program. What an opportunity to share my stories and images with people from all walks of life as we float on the same waters I paddled in 2010!

        Seattle to Juneau sailings aboard the Ruby Princess:

  1. May 13-15

  2. June 10-12

  3. June 24-26

  4. July 8-10

  5. July 22-24

  6. August 5-7

  7. August 19-21

  8. September 2-4

  9. September 16-18

  10. September 23-25

          Seattle to Ketchikan sailings aboard the Emerald Princess:

  1. June 4-6

  2. July 2-4

  3. July 16-18

  4. July 30-Aug 1

  5. August 13-15

More events coming faster than a hurtling tidal bore!

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    for supporting my journey!

INSIDE—One Woman’s Journey Through the Inside Passage is available at your favorite bookstore and online sources!

In stock NOW on Amazon
In stock NOW on Barnes & Noble

Order from Indie Bound!

Booking now for 2017.
Email me at susan@susanmarieconrad.com for more info or to book me at your venue.


Things People Say...

Feedback from event hosts:

Susan’s intriguing and compelling tale of determination, courage and introspection was indeed riveting, and the standing room only crowd was thoroughly engaged throughout her presentation. Following her slide presentation, she eagerly entertained  many questions from the audience.

~ Alan M. Fisher, M.D., President, Oregon Ocean Paddling Society (OOPS)

Susan was one of the best presenters we have had in the nine years of the Olympia Mountaineers Speaker Series. She was well prepared, had fabulous maps/photos and was very entertaining.

~  Carolyn Burreson, Coordinator of the Olympia Mountaineer's Speaker Series 

We are big fans of Susan Conrad’s book Inside and were thrilled to bring her to our community. We had a large turnout and sold out of stock at the event. The audience loved her presentation and the Q&A after, with one reader comparing Conrad’s journey to Cheryl Strayed’s, ‘only better!’

~ Eagle Harbor Books, Bainbridge Island, WA

Susan Conrad’s presentation is fun and engaging. Her knowledge of the Inside Passage is impressive and her enthusiasm is infectious. The addition of a Keynote presentation to her book reading & story telling makes for an exciting, interactive author event.

~ Grass Roots Bookstore, Corvallis, OR

Your gift for story telling blended seamlessly with the beautiful photos of your incredible adventure. The entire room was thoroughly entertained and connected from the opening slide to the last question of the night. I am still getting compliments for your presentation.

~ Mike Hammond, Calusa Blueway Coordinator, Lee County Parks and Recreation, Fort Myers, Florida

The slideshow itself was an absolute success in every sense. Because of Susan’s hard work, the venue filled beyond seating capacity and attendees stood around the perimeter and sat on the floor around her transfixed by this amazing woman’s epic and inspirational journey. Susan’s background in photojournalism was evident in the picture quality and selection as they related to her story. She created a sense of intimacy with the audience, and as we shared her highs and lows and successes and struggles, nobody wanted the show to end. And while the show eventually had to end, the audience lingered around long after, wanting to continue the shared experience.

~ Dallas Betz, Education Coordinator, Community Boating Center, Bellingham, WA

Feedback from audience members:

Your open inclusion of your human experiences of taking the challenge, your equal representation of your inspiration, determination, personal pride, and vulnerabilities is a very wholesome balance and a wonderful model for those who hear your story.

~ Phyllis Woolwine, President & Director of Education, Shearwater University, Anacortes, WA

Susan Conrad mesmerized us with her narrative talk. Every sentence she created came across as beautiful poetry. Awesome to learn first hand of her adventurous journey.

~ Chris and Walter

I went to Susan Conrad’s presentation of her new book "Inside: One Woman's Journey Through the Inside Passage“ in Bellingham last night. If you have not seen Susan talk about her journey, it is well worth the time. Her talk is riveting — great pictures and an overview of her epic solo kayaking journey up the Inside Passage to Alaska. She shared short stories about good times and not-so-good times with bears, weather and people. You get a clear sense of Susan’s passion for the sea, the unique challenges on such a trip, and the quality of her writing. I highly recommend her book and seeing her talk about it. 

~ Mac Carter

I am grateful that your book tour brought you to Silverdale, WA giving me the opportunity to meet you & hear your inspirational presentation. I enjoyed the way you were able to weave the stories regarding your fears and challenging times with those uplifting & amazing moments you also experienced. Your book is wonderful & I am soaking up the content, immersing myself in your journey as your words continue to inspire.

~ Judith L.

You appeared confident and calm and shared your story in a very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and courageous manner. It was incredibly inspiring.

~ Patia

Thank you, Susan, for sharing the gift of your slide show and presentation last night. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I have a newfound respect for the depth and breadth of your accomplishment! I was not alone in my admiration. At one point I looked around and saw a sea of faces in spellbound reverence.

~ Mark


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~ Kenneth

Susan! It was such a gift in my week to see you and hear what you had to say... You came across really beautifully as you shared your story... I am embracing that whole idea that perhaps outer movement can create some inner movement....

~ Cathy


We enjoyed your presentation. You had a lot of great moments when the audience really connected with where you were taking them, and you moved through the story smoothly.

~ David

I applaud you for your courage. Your journey was remarkable. I was especially taken by how you shared your fears and horrific moments, and how you contrasted those with your magical moments.

~ John

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