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Travel Stories of Wonder and Change with Laura Deutsch, April Orcutt, and Anne Sigmon (Virtual Event)
December 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST
You’re invited to the virtual launch of Travel Stories of Wonder and Change, a new anthology put out by the Bay Area Travel Writers! Readers will include the three winners of the Georgia Hesse Prize for travel writing: Laura Deutsch, reading “The Rhythms of Arezzo;” April Orcutt, reading “Tibetan Bargain with a Twist;” and Anne Sigmon, reading “Sierra Point.” The pieces read aloud during the virtual launch will take listeners abroad—to Turkey, Italy and Tibet—and to other parts of the US—to Yosemite, Oahu and the elephant-seal rookery near Hearst Castle.
“Like travel itself, these essays made me gasp, laugh — and, yes, cry. Evocative and beautifuly crafted, they transcend genre …”
—James M. Tabor, New York Times bestselling author of Blind Descent and The Deep Zone
“[These writers] have brought us the world at a time when so many of us have been forced to stay home. These stories take us to places we might not be able to reach ourselves, show us our shared humanity and evoke the unpredictable wonder of travel.”
—Michael Shapiro, author of The Creative Spark and A Sense of Place
“The time to travel is now — in our armchairs, at least, with this heartfelt new collection of travel essays … Full of wit and charm, these mini memoirs make us yearn to travel again, to find deeper meaning in all our adventures to come.”
—Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer