Adventures of Dierdre Wolownick

Karissa Frye | Alpenglow Sports

Alpenglow Sports Tailgate Talks presents author and adventurer Dierdre Wolownick on May 18 for a reading from her newest book, “The Sharp End of Life: a Mother’s Story.” Wolownick will speak about her unusual life in which she left an unhappy marriage, raised two incredibly athletic and driven children, and, at the age of 66, became the oldest person to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

Doors open at Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City at 6:30 and the presentation will begin at 7 p.m. The event is free, but beverages will be available for purchase; all proceeds go to the Truckee Donner Land Trust. Wolownick will remain after the presentation for a casual question-and-answer session and to sign copies of her book. | alpenglowsports.com