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Travel Writing Forum: Porter Fox and Colleen Kinder

Event date:
January 30, 2019 at 6:30PM
Location:
Klein Conference Room, Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
Room 510, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011
Travel Writing Forum: Porter Fox and Colleen Kinder

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.

Kinder graduated from Yale College and received her MFA in nonfiction from the University of Iowa. She is a former Fulbright scholar, a Breadloaf Conference Tuition Scholar, and a two-time fellow at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. Kinder co-founded the reading series and literary magazine Off Assignment in 2013, a platform for behind-the-scenes stories and the popular "Letter to a Stranger" essay series.

Currently, Kinder splits her time between Egypt, western Canada, and France, where she teaches a writing course for wanderlusting Yale students.

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