Wyoming Arts Council

"Trials of the Travel Writer" at UW

Pico Iyer, an internationally known travel writer and novelist, will give two presentations at UW on Tuesday, April 17. Iyer will join with Mark Jenkins, a Laramie adventure author and global correspondent for Rodale Press, in a symposium entitled “The Trials of the Travel Writer,” from noon-1 p.m. in the Family Room of the UW Student Union in Laramie. Vickie Lindner, of the UW English Department, will moderate. At 7 p.m. that same evening, Iyer will also read and talk about his work in the Business College Auditorium. A reception will follow the reading highlighting specially priced books by the author from the UW bookstore.

Titles of Iyer’s well-known works include, Video Night in Kathmandu: And Other Reports from the Not-So-Far East; The Lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto; Falling Off the Map: Some Lonely Places in the World; Sun after Dark: Flights into the Foreign; Cuba and the Night; and Abandon: A Romance. Iyer is currently working on a book about his long relationship with the Dali Lama.

For more information please call (307) 766-2867 or visit the website at www.uwyo.edu/creativewriting

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