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Sunday, April 14 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Travel Memoirs: Searching For Serenity - Conversation 2031 - REQUIRES TICKET

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When the path of life became too rough and brambled for these memoirists, they turned to nature to provide them a new way forward. Join Diana Marcum, Caroline Van Hemert, Megan Griswold and Brian Castner for a conversation about their most recent books.

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Michelle Nijhuis

Michelle Nijhuis, a project editor for The Atlantic, is the co-editor of The Science Writers’ Handbook and the author of The Science Writers’ Essay Handbook. She writes about conservation and global change for publications including National Geographic and the New York Times Magazine... Read More →

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Brian Castner

Brian Castner is a former Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer who received a Bronze Star for his service in the Iraq War. He is the author of two books, "The Long Walk" and "All the Ways We Kill and Die," and the co-editor of the anthology "The Road Ahead." His journalism and essays... Read More →
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Megan Griswold

With degrees from Barnard, Yale and the Institute of Taoist education and acupuncture, Megan Griswold has trained and received certifications as a doula, shiatsu practitioner, yoga instructor, personal trainer, and in wilderness medicine, among others. She has worked as a mountain... Read More →
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Diana Marcum

Diana Marcum is a narrative writer for the Los Angeles Times. In 2015, she won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing for her newspaper portraits of farmers, field-workers, and others in the drought-stricken towns of California's Central Valley. Her memoir, "The Tenth Island: Finding... Read More →
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Caroline VanHemert

Caroline Van Hemert is an Alaskan author, biologist, and adventurer whose travels have taken her from the pack ice of the Arctic Ocean to the swamps of the Okavango Delta. Her book, The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds, tells the story of her human-powered... Read More →


Sunday April 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mudd Hall 203, Signing Area 1

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