Guest Writers Reading and Reception

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Guest Author for Yukon Public Libraries

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Readings and slideshow presentation in Burwash Landing (Ap 30), Tagish (May 1), Whitehorse (May 1), Carmacks (May 2), Faro (May 2), Ross River (May 3), Carcross (May 4).

Unique Lives - Book Presentation

Monday, November 12, 2018

Slides and presentation of End of the Rope with Unique Lives, ElderCollege

Panel - Out of Bounds: How Women Write the Wilderness

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Authors Jan Redford, Angie Abdou, Sue Purvis, Kate Harris and Bernadette McDonald with moderator Marni Jackson discuss challenges when writing about their personal experiences in wild places.

Book Presentation at Banff Mountain Film Festival

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Slides and presentation of End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage and Motherhood - a category finalist in the Mountain Book Competition

Event #58 Starting Over

Friday, October 19, 2018

Tara Henley in Conversation with Jan Redford and Jackie Kai Ellis

Event #54 Lives Off Road

Friday, October 19, 2018

Amanda Lewis in Conversation with Jan Redford, Kate Harris, and Joanna Streetly at the Vancouver Writers Festival

Writing Mountains Panel - Thinking Mountains Conference, Banff, Alberta

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Writing Mountains: An on-stage conversation about women, mountains, and memoir, with Canadian writers Kate Harris, Jan Redford, and Margo Talbot. Moderated by Tina Loo, Department of History, University of British Columbia.

Angie Abdou and Jan Redford in Conversation with Hal Wake

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hal Wake, recent Artistic Director of the Vancouver Writers Festival, leads writers Jan Redford, End of the Rope, and Angie Abdou, Home Ice, in a frank conversation about the pleasures and pitfalls of life writing. The two authors discuss the tricky balance between sharing enough but not too much, and arriving at far-reaching truths about contemporary life. Salt Spring Island Public Library

Memoir, Marriage, Motherhood, and Mountains: Angie Abdou and Jan Redford in Conversation with Hal Wake

Monday, September 10, 2018

Hal Wake, recent Artistic Director of the Vancouver Writers Festival, leads writers Jan Redford, End of the Rope, and Angie Abdou, Home Ice, in a frank conversation about the pleasures and pitfalls of life writing. The two authors discuss the tricky balance between sharing enough but not too much, and arriving at far-reaching truths about contemporary life.

CLIMBTALK on Radio 1190, Boulder, CO

Friday, July 20, 2018

INTERVIEWERS: Michael Francis Brooks & Chris Van Leuven

Radio1190 AM/FM radio station, University of Colorado Boulder, CO

Interview with Dave White on CBC Yukon Radio

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A conversation about Atlin Lit-Up and what it's like to be back in the Yukon after 45 years.

In Conversation with Peter Jickling and Jan Redford with moderator, Joanna Lilley

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Jan Redford, from Squamish, BC, author of End of the Rope and Peter Jickling, poet and playwright from Whitehorse, will each read from their work and talk about what it feels like to be a new author exposing your soul in prose and in verse, when you’re not so new to the writing scene. Hosted by Yukon author Joanna Lilley.

Memoir Workshop-Atlin Lit-Up Festival

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Workshop: How to Write a Memoir in Less Than Twelve Years
 

With Jan Redford, author of End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage & Motherhood (Random House).

 

As an author who spent approximately twelve years to write her memoir of love and loss in the mountains, Jan Redford is full of ideas of what NOT to do next time. She will share the biggest brick walls she encountered, and how she scaled them to land a book deal with Random House Canada. Come prepared to share your own brick walls so we can pool our collective wisdom and brainstorm our way to solutions with the liberal use of Crayola markers, stickies, huge rolls of paper, and laughter.

Reading at Third Place Books, Portland, OR

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Reading and conversation with Jan Redford, (End of the Rope) Rachel Rose (The Dog Lover Unit), and Carol Shaben (Into the Abyss) in Portland, OR.

Reading at Annie Bloom's Books in Seattle with Carol Shaben and Rachel Rose

Friday, April 06, 2018

Reading and conversation with Jan Redford, (End of the Rope) Rachel Rose (The Dog Lover Unit), and Carol Shaben (Into the Abyss) at Annie Bloom's Books in Seattle.

Downlow Coffee Talk with Jan Redford and Jenni Lowe-Anker

Monday, May 28, 2018

A conversation about Mountains and Motherhood with Jenni Lowe-Anker, author of Forget Me Not, at Telluride MountainFilm

Reading Frenzy with Telluride MountainFilm Festival

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Between the Covers Bookstore — Telluride’s beloved purveyor of books — moves up to Hotel Madeline Sunday afternoon of the festival weekend for a celebration of Mountainfilm authors who will sign and sell their books. It’s a bookworm’s dream come true.

Discussion with Joseph Planta on TheCommentary

Friday, May 10, 2019

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

One of the more affecting memoirs is the one just published by Jan Redford, End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood. Ms. Redford recounts her life in and around climbing mountains, about family, her life, being a mom and finding her identity. The reader also gets a good sense of the climbing community. Jan was one of the few women part of this lifestyle. Jan Redford’s writing has been published in the Globe and Mail, National Post, Mountain Life, Explore, and anthologies. She has won and been shortlisted in several writing contests. She is a graduate of the Writer’s Studio at SFU, and holds a master’s in creative writing from UBC. This new book is published by Random House. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, from Squamish, British Columbia, Jan Redford; Ms. Redford, good morning.

Squamish Library Reading and Presentation

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Jan Redford's presentation of her new book, End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage and Motherhood, and her very first PowerPoint presentation!

Golden Launch of End of the Rope

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Golden Launch of End of the Rope

April 24 at 7 PM - 10 PM

Island Restaurant, Golden

Come on out to help me celebrate the launch of my book, End of the Rope! Music, readings, book signings, food, and drinks.

Canmore Launch of End of the Rope

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Canmore Launch of End of the Rope

April 22 at 7 PM - 10

Georgetown Pub, Canmore

Come on out to the Georgetown at 7 tonight to help me celebrate the launch of my book, End of the Rope in my old stomping grounds 😀. Short reading, book signing, lots of gabbing and possibly live music!

Fernie In Conversation with Jan Redford & Angie Abdou

Thursday, April 19, 2018

April 19 at 7 PM - 10 PM

Fernie Distillers, Fernie

Kimberley Reading with Jan Redford & Angie Abdou

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Paper and Cup, Kimberly

"Join us for an incredible evening with TWO fabulous authors - JAN REDFORD "End of the Rope" and ANGIE ABDOU "In Case I Go" and their exciting new releases!

 

Book Talk with screening of Dirtbag The Legend of Fred Beckey

Monday, April 16, 2018

Join us for a conversation with adventure journalist Jayme Moye and Jan Redford as she talks about her new book, End of the Rope. TAWKROC The Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers presents the documentary viewing of: “Dirtbag:The legend of Fred Beckey”.

Squamish Book Launch

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Squamish Book Launch

April 14 at 7 PM - 10 PM

Brackendale Art Gallery, Squamish

Squamish Book Launch! Please come join in the celebration. Reading and speeches will be short so we can enjoy the live music by Marmalade Skies. Food. Drinks. Books sold by Armchair Books. Book signing. Kids welcome. Donations at the door for the venue much appreciated. Hope to see you there! Brackendale Art Gallery April 14 7-10pm.

Whistler Panel: Outdoor Endurance & Survival

Friday, April 13, 2018

Outdoor Endurance & Survival Panel

April 13 at 7 PM - 10 PM

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

 

"What kind of physical and mental grit does it take to endure extreme conditions and situations faced outdoors? Come sit on the edge-of-your-seat with us at an evening with authors Erik Bjarnason, Kate Harris, Jan Redford and Paul Suter as they reveal tales of their personal explorations on the boundaries of survival. Find out what it’s like to persevere in the face of a devastating mountaineering injury; explore the nature of limits on a bicycle expedition along the Silk Road; follow a young climber’s struggle to become whole by testing herself on mountains and life; and experience the battle of an athlete forced to reinvent himself after suffering a serious concussion."

The Hive: Amanda Lewis in conversation with Kate Harris and Jan Redford

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Hive North Shore Climbing Gym

Join us for an event featuring two incredibly brave and adventurous women to present their latest memoirs. As Jan Redford climbs mountain faces in "End of the Rope" and Kate Harris cycles across the Silk Road in "Lands of Lost Borders", their lives are changed through unexpected and sometimes life-shattering events, but they keep moving forward through triumph and tragedy. In conversation with their mutual Random House editor.

Roundhouse Radio 98.3 - The Janice and Cory Show

Thursday, April 12, 2018

April 12, 2018  –Roundhouse Radio 98.3 Janice and Cory Show

CBC The Homestretch Radio Interview with Doug Dirks

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

CBC The Homestretch

Climber and author Jan Redford on 'End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage and Motherhood'

Alberta is home to a diverse and dynamic climbing community that thrives both in climbing gyms and on bolted mountain routes. But 40 years ago, that wasn't the case. Back in the 1980's, Canadian rock climbers were mostly men. Jan Redford was one of the few exceptions. As a teen, she ran away from home -- right up a mountain face and from there she was hooked. Redford recently published a memoir recalling that time in her life. It's called, End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage and Motherhood. Jan Redford spoke with host Doug Dirks.

Bolen Books, Victoria: Readings and conversation with Kate Harris

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Join us for an event featuring two incredibly brave and adventurous women to present their latest memoirs. As Jan Redford climbs mountain faces and Kate Harris cycles across the Silk Road, their lives are changed through unexpected and sometimes life-shattering events, but they keep moving forward through triumph and tragedy to become the women you get to see in-store.

Join us on April 10th at 7:00 pm for two unforgettable stories from two unforgettable guests.

Vancouver Official Launch of End of the Rope

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Launch Party for Jan Redford's End of the Rope

Vancouver Film School

Please join me to celebrate the launch of End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage & Motherhood. Books sold by 32 Books. April 7th at the Vancouver Film School Cafe on Hastings. There will be snacks, wine, music (well, an iphone) and a book signing. I promise to keep the reading short and the cussing to a minimum!

CFAX Radio Victoria with host Mark Brennae

Friday, April 06, 2018

 CFAX Radio Victoria host Mark Brennae interviews Jan Redford about her new book, End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood

Interview with Dave White on CBC Yukon Radio

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

CBC Yukon Radio Interview

Author Jan Redford talks about her new book End Of The Rope, which details her life climbing mountains, and the lessons she learned along the way.

Canada Now with Jeff Sammut

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Canada Now with Jeff Sammut

Wed Apr 04, 2018        

 

New interview on @SXMCanadaNow with Jeff Sammut on @SXMCanadaTalks ch.167. Excited to share the show with Shaun Proulx and Lesley Scorgie.

LIVE on air (Mon-Fri 12pm-2pm ET Canada Talks Ch.167)  Cassandra Bielas | Producer

Writing Memoir Panel – Toronto Reference Library

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

   

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, and current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will lead a panel of authors who have written memoirs (Kamal Al-Solaylee, author of Brown and Intolerable, Jan Redford, author of End of the Rope and Chelene Knight, author of Dear Current Occupant). They will share their stories and struggles with the genre and offer insights and advice.

Book Signing

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Book Signing

Wed Apr 3, 2018        

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Penguin Shop, Toronto      

Book signing and talk.

CTV Your Morning in Toronto

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

CTV's Your Morning interview! "Jan Redford's 'End of the Rope' could be the next 'Wild'."

CTV Your Morning, Toronto.

ALPINIST WRITING SEMINAR: A SUMMIT OF ONE’S OWN

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Join writers Angie Abdou, Bernadette McDonald, Margo Talbot, Jan Redford and Majka Burhardt for a discussion of mountain literature by and about women, moderated by Katie Ives, editor-in-chief of Alpinist Magazine, and presented by Alpinist and Imaginary Mountain Surveyors.

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