Whachadoin’ for lunch on Friday? World-record holding female ocean rower to speak at Library Society “Wide Angle Lunch”

 The Charleston Library Society actually has something of interest for us endurance junkies.

At 12:30 pm Friday (tomorrow) – and lasting for just an hour – the society will feature Roz Savage at its Wide Angle Lunch. Her talk is titled, “Storms, Solitude and Soul-Searching: One Woman, Three Oceans.”

The cost is $25 for society members and $30 for non-members and it includes a boxed lunch.

Because of that lunch, the society asks that you RSVP by 5 p.m. today ( by clicking here or by calling 1.800.838.3006), but if you read this after 5 p.m., don’t worry. Staffers always order a few extra and so you can get tickets at the door.

So who’s Roz Savage?

She’s an rower – like few others. Savage rows in the ocean and has cross the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian. She holds four Guinness World Records in ocean rowing.

 A latecomer to the life of adventure, the Oxford law graduate worked as a management consultant in London for 11 years before deciding to take her life in a new direction.

Savage also is a United Nations Climate Hero and an Athlete Ambassador for 350.org, Roz is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, an International Fellow of the Explorers Club of New York, and in 2010 she was named Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic.


Her inspirational book, Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2009. The eponymous documentary has been screened around the world in association with the Banff Mountain Film Festival.

Her second book, Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman’s Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the Pacific, is published in October 2013 by Hay House. A graduate of University College, Oxford and a recipient of a Yale World Fellowship, Roz was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s 2013 Birthday Honors.

The library society is located at 164 King St, just south of Cumberland Street.




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