Carolyn Affleck Youngs: Walking to Japan

Date & Time:
02/24/2018 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Born during a WW2 air raid, Derek Youngs was thrown into the harsh reality of humanity's dark side with his first breaths. Perhaps it is no wonder he became a peace pilgrim, walking 25,000 km through 25 countries in 25 years. As he journeyed, and experienced the inner calm that walking brought, his manifesto turned to mantra. After he died suddenly in 2011, his widow Carolyn Affleck Youngs completed his memoir Walking to Japan, the touching and humorous tale of learning to live one step at a time. 

Carolyn Affleck Youngs is a multi-media artist living in Victoria, BC. For years she and her husband Derek Youngs led pilgrimages along the Camino de Santiago in Spain, as well as exploring other pilgrimages such as the 88 Temples in Shikoku, Japan. In 2017 she spent time trekking in the UK while doing book engagements with Walking to Japan. Youngs' writing won honorable mention in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association 2016 contest, and in 2017 the book won silver in the “Inspirational Memoir" category at the Living Now Book Awards. 

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