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For Immediate Release

02.08.2011

World-Class Kayaker, Author Ammons Appears March 22-24

The Department of Developmental English and Reading and the CVCC Visiting Writers’ Series presents “Three Days of Adventure Writing and Cinematography” March 22 through 24, featuring world-class kayaker and Emmy Award-winning adventure documentary filmmaker Dr. Doug Ammons. 

All events during the three days are free and open to the public; however, seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Book signings follow all events.

On March 22 at 11 a.m. in the college’s Multipurpose Complex, Ammons presents “Riding the Pulse of the Planet: Kayaking Adventure and Reflection,” where he shares his passion for moving water.  His readings from “Laugh of the Water Nymph and Other River Stories” and “Whitewater Philosophy” will be accentuated by movie clips and photography from his global adventures.

The same evening at 7 p.m., Ammons presents “The River as Mirror: Adventures and Reflection.” Named by Outside Magazine as one of the top ten adventurers of the 20th century, Ammons shares his philosophy of sport, adventure and life. He will show his most recent film, the highly acclaimed Wildwater: a Love Story, released last year.

At 9 a.m. on March 23 in room 582 of the Cuyler A. Dunbar Bldg., Ammons presents “Cultural and Geographical Journeys: Nepal's Thule Bheri, River of the Hidden Land.”

At 11 a.m. on March 23 in the same location, Ammons presents “Lessons from Rivers: Spirituality and the Natural World.”

At 2 p.m. on March 23 in the same location, Ammons presents “Adventure as Art: The Psychology of Creating with Words, Photos and Film.”

On March 24 at 9 a.m. in room 582 of the Cuyler A. Dunbar Bldg., Ammons presents “Lessons from Rivers: Spirituality and the Natural World.”

At 11 a.m. on March 24 in room 205 of the Cuyler A. Dunbar Bldg., Ammons presents “Adventure as Art: The Psychology of Creating with Words, Photos and Film.

At 2 p.m. on March 24 in Room 582 of the Cuyler A. Dunbar Bldg, he will present “Cultural and Geographical Journeys: Nepal's Thule Bheri, River of the Hidden Land.”

Ammons is best known for his outrageous solo descents of highwater and extended Class V+ and VI runs. Named one of the top 10 adventurers of all time by Outside Magazine, Ammons has done Emmy Award-winning adventure documentaries for National Geographic, ESPN, and the Outdoor Life Network. He writes regularly for adventure publications and published the book, “The Laugh of the Water Nymph” in 2005, voted one of the best outdoors books of the year by the National Outdoor Book Awards.  His most recent book, “Whitewater Philosophy,” was published in 2009.

Ammons is also an accomplished classical guitarist, martial arts expert, and father of five who holds a doctorate in psychology and degrees in mathematics and physics. A native of Montana, Ammons currently works for Ammons Scientific as editor of two prestigious scholarly journals.

For more information, visit www.cvcc.edu/Student_Life/Doug_Ammons.cfm

or contact Kay Gregory at kgregory@cvcc.edu , 828-327-7000, ext. 4107 or Tim Peeler at tpeeler@cvcc.edu , 828-327-7000, ext. 4382.

 





 
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