World Travels and Travel Writing: Turning One Obsession Into Another

Carleton University Library Circle of Friends

August 30, 2007 :
World Travels and Travel Writing: Turning One Obsession Into Another

When: Thursday, August 30th, 2007 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Where: National Library of Canada (395 Wellington Street), Room 156

Highly acclaimed travel writer Laurie Gough will be speaking on“World Travels and Travel Writing: Turning One Obsession Into Another”

Spread this invitation to your travelling friends and your bookclub.

We all have a unique way of perceiving the world. To Laurie Gough, travelling and writing are the two most rewarding pleasures in life: taking in the world and its people, then creating something out of what you've experienced. She has wandered the world in search of exotic lands and the adventures that come with moving through them.

In her lyrical, poetic, and charmingly funny book, Kiss The Sunset Pig, Laurie Gough drives from Ontario to California reflecting on a life spent travelling in search of new experiences and familiar sensations. She recalls adventures in Sumatra, the Yukon and many places in between—and wonders what compels her to keep moving through life while everyone else has found a place to belong.

Lauded by Time magazine as “one of the new generation of intrepid young female travel writers,” Laurie Gough is author of Kiss the Sunset Pig, released with Penguin, and Kite Strings of the Southern Cross: A Woman’s Travel Odyssey. She was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, and silver medal winner of ForeWord Magazine’s Travel Book of the Year in the US. Seventeen of her stories have been anthologized in various literary travel books, and she has written for The L.A. Times, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Outpost, Canadian Geographic, The Daily Express, and In London, among others.

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