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November Third Thursday: “Beyond Borders: The Art of Travel Writing”

November 18, 2021 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM CST

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WLT hosts Third Thursday each month, featuring discussions focusing on specific topics of interest to writers and readers, bringing together distinguished panelists for conversations moderated by a WLT staff member.

While traveling has been put on hold for many of us over the last year and a half, there is no shortage of travel stories out there for us to sink our teeth into. For our November Third Thursday join us as three accomplished (yet very different) travel writers break down how they approach writing their travel narratives. From the Bolivian countryside to Iceland’s snowy landscape to Jamaica’s beachy shores, we’ll explore the art of travel writing with three writers who have gone the distance and then successfully captured it on the page. 

The conversation will be moderated by WLT Program Director Sam Babiak. RSVP to receive the link. We hope to see you there!

Buy our panelists books and support indie bookstores! You can find our November Third Thursday booklist here.

Featured Presenter(s)

A Kendra Greene headshot doodleA. Kendra Greene is the author and illustrator of The Museum of Whales You Will Never See. She started writing essays on a Fulbright to South Korea, finished an MFA in Iowa, and recently taught text and image at the University of Iceland. She lives in Dallas, where she is an editor for the Southwest Review and guest artist at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Her writing has appeared in The GuardianThe Wall Street Journal, and Atlas Obscura, while her artist books are held in collections as far away as Qatar.
Ursula Pike is the author of An Indian among Los Indígenas: A Native Travel Memoir (2021). Ursula lives in Austin and teaches creative writing at Austin Community College. She is a graduate of the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts and her writing has appeared in Yellow Medicine Review, World Literature Today, and Lit Hub.
Instructor Alex Temblador is the award-winning author of Half Outlaw and Secrets of the Casa Rosada. Her Starred Kirkus novel, Secrets of the Casa Rosada, has won such accolades as the NACCS 2019 Tejas Foco Young Adult Award, MG/YA Discovery Prize Winner of Writers League of Texas Book Awards, and Kirkus' Best of YA Books of 2018. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Central Oklahoma and was a contributor of the award-winning anthologies, Living Beyond Borders: Growing Up Mexican in America and Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology. In addition to her creative work being published in PALABRITAS and D Magazine, her articles have appeared in outlets like Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic, Dwell, Texas Monthly, Architectural Digest, Lonely Planet, The Daily Beast, Travel + Leisure, among many others. Alex is the moderator and brains behind Dallas' author panel series, LitTalk, and travels the world for her writing career which includes giving writing presentations and workshops at high schools, universities, and conferences.


November 18, 2021
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM CST
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