Programs And Events

Travel Writing Forum: Porter Fox and Colleen Kinder

January 30, 2019, 11:30 PM to 1:00 AM

Travel Writing Forum: Porter Fox and Colleen Kinder

Klein Conference Room, Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

General Public 

Writers Porter Fox and Colleen Kinder read from and discuss their work.

Porter Fox was born in New York and raised on the coast of Maine. His book Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Border was named one of Amazon's "2018 Books of the Year." The New York Times Book Review named it a top travel book of the year, calling it "romantic, urgent, valuable and appealing as hell." Fox lives, writes, teaches and edits the award-winning literary travel writing journal Nowhere in Brooklyn. He graduated with an MFA in fiction from The New School in 2004 and teaches at Columbia University School of the Arts. He has been anthologized in The Best American Travel Writing and was a 2016 MacDowell Colony fellow.

Colleen Kinder is an essayist and travel journalist, loosely based in too many places. She was written essays and articles for The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, VQR, The Wall Street Journal, A Public Space, the Atlantic.com, Salon.com, and Creative Nonfiction. Her work has been anthologized in Best American Travel Writing and shortlisted for Best American Essays. Currently, Kinder splits her time between Egypt, western Canada, and France, where she teaches a writing course for wanderlusting Yale students.

Moderated by Laura Cronk. Presented by the Creative Writing Program.



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