Writers Series: Rolf Potts
|Location:||Memorial Union Building - Theatre I
Thursday, February 06, 2014
College of Liberal Arts (COLA),Public
Thursday February 6th, 5pm Mub 1
One of the nation’s most prolific travel writers, Rolf Potts has reported from more than sixty countries and published essays of place and culture in a wide range of mediums, from National Geographic Traveler to The New Yorker to Slate.com to National Public Radio. He has appeared on the Travel Channel and served as a columnist for Salon.com and World Hum. Potts is the author of Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel and Marco Polo Didn't Go There: Stories and Revelations From One Decade as a Postmodern Travel Writer, which won a 2009 Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers, and became the first American-authored book to win Italy's prestigious Chatwin Prize for travel writing. His essays have appeared in over 20 literary anthologies and 19 of his stories have been selected as "Notable Mention" in The Best American Travel Writing. The summer writer-in-residence and program director at the Paris American Academy, he teaches nonfiction writing at Yale University.
The UNH Writers Series is sponsored and organized by the Department of English. The Series is made possible through the support of the MacArthur/Simic and Edmund G. Miller Funds.
Free and open to the public.
Call 603-862-1313 for more info.