June 16, 2011 all-day
Jasper Community Habitat for the Arts

Media Release
For Immediate Release
June 6, 2011
Contact: Diane Morriss
Sono Nis Press

Ice Climber Shares Inspiring Story with Alberta Audiences

“The only thing I had to hold onto that was captivating, that I was passionate about, was the sport of ice climbing,” says Margo Talbot, recalling decades of addiction and depression during which her only relief was time spent in nature.

In her page-turning memoir, All That Glitters: A Climber’s Journey Through Addiction and Depression, world-renowned ice climber Margo Talbot recounts how she overcame a childhood of neglect that led to decades of depression, addiction, breakdowns and, ultimately, arrest for trafficking. Now in her forties and living in the remote interior of British Columbia, Talbot candidly describes the stark and brutal depths of out-of-control addiction and anger and the bleakness of the conversation with death that was the turning point in dealing with her crippling bouts of depression.

Margo will be speaking at the Central Alberta Social Work Conference in Red Deer on June 14th. While traveling in Alberta she will also sign books and visit with readers in Edmonton and Jasper. For anyone who loves the great outdoors, has a passion for climbing, or simply enjoys an inspiring story, these appearances offer a great opportunity to meet the author and pick up an autographed copy of All That Glitters.

Author Reading and Signing
Thursday, June 16
Jasper Community Habitat for the Arts
631 Patricia Street
Jasper, AB