Published by her mother, Rita Savage

As we reach the end of the first week of Roz’s official speaking tour, all is going well and Roz is enjoying a well-earned day off from speaking to allow voice and energy levels a chance to recover – and to get in a good long gym session to work off some of the week’s wonderful hospitality!

Including the “unofficial” pre-tour events in the Bay Area, Roz has now notched up the following figures:

– 10 presentations

– nearly 1,000 attendees plus webcast viewers

– 7 one-to-one meetings

– 7 different beds

– 3,053 miles (2,462 plane, 121 train, 470 automobile)

Two of her presentations are now available online:

Duke University

Malaprops Bookstore

She has also raised some useful funds towards the Indian Ocean row, but unfortunately has just received an unexpected bill for over $6,000 from Australia, where a sponsorship deal for the final leg of Brocade/Sedna’s journey from Madang to Fremantle fell through at the last minute. This bill exceeds her current funds. If anybody would like to help out, they can donate via the PayPal button at

Next week will see Roz in Atlanta, Dallas, and Washington DC. See below for list of cities, followed by details of these and all other forthcoming events. She hopes to see you soon!

Dallas                          Sept.13/14       Westwood High School

Washington DC       Sept.16               The Reef, 2446 18th Street NW, Washington DC

California Climate Ride Sept.22-25

San Francisco Bay Area

Sept.28          REI Berkeley

Sept.29          University of California San Francisco

Sept.30          Sacramento State University

Oct.1              Dolphin Club, San Francisco – NEW DETAILS

Oct.4                University of the Fraser Valley,Vancouver, Canada

Oct.6              Collingwood School

Oct.6                Vancouver Maritime Museum

San Diego, CA              Oct.7                Birch Aquarium

Minneapolis, MN       Oct.10-12       Sound Mind & Body Healing Center

New York                      Oct.12-18        No events currently scheduled.

If you would like to host an event for NY, please get in touch!


Dallas TX – Monday Sept 13

Time: 6 – 9 pm

Location:  The Westwood High School, 14240 Midway Road, Suite 200, Dallas, Texas  75244

Details: Open to parents, teachers, the public. Presentation, questions, booksigning.

Washington DC Thursday September 16

Time:  6-8pm

Location: The Reef in Adams Morgan. 2446 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009-2004.

The Reef Happy Hour: Drinks, snacks, book signing, opportunity to meet Roz. Organised in partnership with the Women’s Aquatic Network, Blue Frontier Campaign, and Surfrider Foundation DC Chapter.

URL: The Reef location and details

San Francisco – Tuesday Sept 28: The Commonwealth Club

Time: 11.30am check-in, 12pm program

Location: The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, San Francisco

Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students

Details: Carbon Warriors Roz Savage and David Kroodsma in conversation


San Francisco – Tuesday Sept 28: REI Berkeley

Time: 7pm – 8.30pm

Location: REI Berkeley, 1338 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley – (510) 527-4140.

Cost: Free – to book a seat, go to the REI website.

Details: Presentation: Rowing the Atlantic and the Pacific: One Woman’s Extraordinary Solo Adventures


San Francisco: Wednesday September 29th

Time: 12 – 1 pm,

Location: Health Sciences West Building, Room 300, University of California Parnassus Campus.

Details: Open to the public.


Sacramento – Thursday Sept 30

Time: 6.00pm

Location: Sacramento State University (CSUS) Student Union building, Ballrooms 1,2 and 3.

Cost: Free

Details: “Adventure, Dreams & Ecology” Presentation



This event available to the public on Facebook under “Roz Savage”.

San Francisco – Friday Oct 1: Dolphin Club

Time: 6 -9 pm.

Location: Dolphin club, 502 Jefferson Street

Cost: Minimum donation $10 on the door.

Paying bar and refreshments.

Details: Presentation, Q & As.  Book signing.


San Francisco – Saturday Oct 2: Private Fundraiser

Vancouver – Monday Oct 4

Time:  7pm

Location: Lecture theater B101, University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford BC. Canada

Cost: $15:00 in advance

Details: Presentation and book signing

Contact:  Roger Friesen, 604-504-7441 ext. 4297, or


Vancouver – Tuesday Oct 5

October 5 – 12:35 – 1:40
Prince of Wales Secondary School
No members of the public, please!

Vancouver – Wednesday Oct.6

Visit to Collingwood School.

Wednesday, October 6 – Intimate Evening with Roz
Vancouver Maritime Museum 6:30 – 9:00
Welcome Reception featuring generous appies provided by Finest at Sea seafood boutique and welcome glass of fine local wine.
Price – minimum $80 donation, payable in advance.  $50 of this will go directly to Roz’s Fundraising Efforts.
To reserve – email

San Diego – Thursday Oct 7

Time: 6pm

Location: Birch Aquarium, Expedition Way, San Diego

Cost: being offered free to the public with the generous support of Birch Aquarium, the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, and the Helen Edison Lecture Series. Donations can be made to Roz through the Donate button on her website

Details:  Light refreshments; presentation and booksigning.

RSVP: Aquarium Special Events


Minnesota – Sunday Oct. 10

Northfield, Minnesota – An evening with Roz Savage

Time 6.30pm

Location: 1610 Blackhawk Lake Place, Eagan, MN 55122

Cost: Minimum donation $25. Reservations required.

Contact:  Kevin Doheny at


Minnesota – Monday Nov 11th

Time: 12:15 and again at 1:15

Location: The Lion’s Pause. Short presentations plus Q & A



  • Got to spend a few minutes in conversation with Roz, and hear her speak about her mission and goals. Many thanks to Joan Sherwood, for her personal humility in helping raise awareness and funds for Roz’ mission, and her associate, Cindy Abel, for arranging the brunch in Atlanta.

    I have been fascinated by the strength of conviction of self-determination and the cause of sustaining our habitat that Roz has thrown herself into. What a privilege it was to meet her. Thanks, too, for your efforts on the ground, Rita.

    Rozta’ Bill

  • Roz, do you have any time while you’re in the Bay Area for presentations at Kennedy or Sequoia? Also, if you want to send me a quick write up, I can forward that to the Child Lit list serve and see if bookings could come that way. I know it’s not children’s lit, but it still works for a Young Adult audience. My review of Rowing the Atlantic will be on the Unshelved website this week or next,

    Hugs from the Levin-Guracar clan

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