Travel writer to host readings, workshop

  • Aug. 1, 2005 2:00 p.m.

Submitted by the QCI Arts Council–Montreal travel writer Taras Grescoe is coming to the islands the week of August 20 to host a travel-writing workshop and public reading. Mr. Grescoe is an acclaimed author and frequent contributor to The New York Times magazine, Salon, Wired, Condé Nast Traveller, The Times of London, and National Geographic Traveller.
“Travel is addictive,” warns Grescoe to aspiring travel writers. “The reward of travelling and writing is the ability to run away at will. Which is also, of course, its biggest drawback.”
His most recent book is The End of Elsewhere, a wry exploration of the international tourist travel. His first book, Sacré Blues: An Unsentimental Journey Through Quebec, won him national attention and several prestigious literary awards.
His wanderlust and book research has taking him to all corners of the earth, with the notable exception-until now-of Haida Gwaii.
He’ll give a public reading of his work in Queen Charlotte Friday, Aug. 19. The Travel Writing Workshop is slated to take place at Sitka Studio in Tlell on Saturday, August 20th, from 1 pm to 5 pm, followed by another public reading. The writing-workshop fee is $50 ($40 for QCI Arts Council members).
The workshop and readings are organized by the Queen Charlotte Islands Arts Council. For more information and to register, contact Adele Weder at 559-8676 or aweder@island.net

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