Born during an air raid, Derek Youngs was thrown into the harsh reality of humanity's dark side with his first breaths. It was no wonder he became a peace pilgrim. His dream to walk to Japan took him thousands of miles on foot, challenging not only his body, but his beliefs and sense of self.read more
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Walking to Japan — one step at a time for peace
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.
Author Carolyn Affleck Youngs will read from her new book Walking to Japan and speak about her husband and co-author Derek Youngs (1940-2011) who walked thousands of miles in the name of peace. What started as a manifesto became a mantra and his legacy continues to inspire people across the globe. His memoir is the touching, insightful and humorous tale of learning to let go and love, one step at a time. Now, more than ever, we need this kind of inspiration.
Carolyn Affleck Youngs, born in Vancouver and living in Victoria, BC, is a walker, photographer, singer and accidental author. Her pilgrimages include the Camino, the 88 Temples in Japan, and all the city streets of Vancouver. Walking to Japan is her first book. www.walkingtojapan.com
~ Tanis Helliwell
"This beautiful story brought to life by the skill of Carolyn Affleck Youngs is a captivating blend of inspiration, education, compassion and hope. Totally engaging and skillfully sprinkled with important life lessons, I felt I was travelling and learning alongside Derek…every step of the way. It’s a must-read as it speaks to the inner traveler in us all."
~ Joan Posivy