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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 a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts and is the author of An Indian among los Indígenas: A Native Travel Memoir from Heyday Books. Her work has been included in the collections Know We Are Here: Voices of Native California Resistance (Heyday Books) and A Fire to Light Our Tongues: Texas Writers on Spirituality (TCU Press). Her writing won the 2019 Writers’ League of Texas Manuscript Contest in the memoir category and has appeared in Lit Hub, Yellow Medicine Review, World Literature Today, and Ligeia Magazine. Ms. Pike has an M.A. in Economics from Western Illinois University. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia. Ursula is an enrolled member of the Karuk Tribe and grew up in California and Oregon.
Alex Temblador is the award-winning author of Secrets of the Casa Rosada and Half Outlaw. Her forthcoming non-fiction craft writing book, Writing an Identity Not Your Own, will be published by St. Martin’s Essentials on August 13, 2024. She has an essay in Living Beyond Borders: Growing Up Mexican in America and a short story in Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology. Based in Dallas, Texas, Alex runs the literary panel series called LitTalk.


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