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Vertical Ethiopia New York Event Tickets on Sale Now

Sara Lingafelter
Sara Lingafelter
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Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile: An announcement from the amazing Majka Burhardt!

Vertical Ethiopia Event Announcement:

Tickets went on sale this week for my upcoming event at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Since 1874, the 92nd Street Y has been committed to serving its community and the world in a remarkable way, providing exceptional programs across the spectrum. Some of the century’s central figures have graced their stage: Bill Gates, Mikhail Gorbachev, Gloria Steinem, Jimmy Carter and Kofi Annan. I’m honored to join this year’s line-up, including Salman Rushdie, TC Boyle, Ariannna Huffington and others.

Buy Tickets for the March 4th show.
  • Date: March 4th
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Location: 92 Street Y (Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street)

Event Description

Vertical Ethiopia: Possibility, Environment, and Adventure in the Horn of Africa.

What if the very country that claims the Cradle of Humanity is also the new Mecca for adventure? Majka Burhardt takes you on a journey to Northern Ethiopia where she led a team of woman to climb desert sandstone towers in an effort to get to know another side of this complex country with an international reputation largely limited to drought, famine, and communism. Her stories and experiences are chronicled in her new book: Vertical Ethiopia: Climbing Toward Possibility in the Horn of Africa. Her presentation examines the interaction between the Ethiopia of the past and the potential of today, with a specific focus on the intersections between history and opportunity, adventure and culture, and environment and growth. Come enjoy an evening of splitter sandstone cracks, international kidnappings, the biggest untapped adventure playground in Africa, and an examination of what it takes to juggle fear, success, and global consciousness in the high desert of Ethiopia.

**Please feel free to forward this information to people you know in the New York area that you think might be interested in coming to the show.

Other news:

  • Vertical Ethiopia was recently shortlisted for the 2008 Banff Book Award for Literature.
  • Upcoming tour events include stops in Cleveland, Vancouver, and Amherst, Mass. See all of my upcoming events here: Speaking Tour.

Thanks for your continued support, and Happy Holidays.


Available for $37.99

Sara Lingafelter

Sara (Grace) Lingafelter takes steps forward and backward toward a right-sized life on a daily basis.