Monday, March 3, 2014

Travel Writing That Matters

Do you consider travel lit to be fluffy vacuous text about beaches and restaurants inserted as space filler into photo spreads? Or semi-literate dispatches from youth skipping a year of university and showers to backpack the globe with mummy's ATM card? ("The Holocaust Museum was totally fun and spiritual but a little depressing because they don't have a vegan menu.") Would you be interested in reading or writing travel that promotes cultural understanding and defends human rights? Here's an opportunity. On April 10th, author Lyn Fuchs will make a public presentation at the San Miguel Literary Sala entitled "Travel Writing That Matters." You don't wanna miss it.

Lyn's critically-acclaimed books Sacred Ground & Holy Water: One Man's Adventures in the Wild and Fresh Wind & Strange Fire: One Man's Adventures in Primal Mexico boldly confront issues like worker migration, gender equality, wilderness preservation, freedom of speech, children's rights and racial oppression. Yet, he never takes the easy or politically-correct road. His writings are as filled with counter-culture stands on moral high ground as they are loaded with crowd-pleasing humor and sensuality. He's an author who truly believes in entertaining readers in order to do some good in the world.

Would you like to meet a writer who spends more time hugging people in impoverished communities and listening to informed global perspectives than embracing his personal muse or hearing his own narrative voice? Then come out and hang out with someone who thinks authors should get a life before writing about life. Love him or loathe him, you won't find Lyn Fuchs to be a basement recluse or a bookstore schmoozer. He calls it like he sees it, and his eyes have seen a lot in wandering the roads less traveled. All the event details will soon be posted on this website.

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