Brown Bag Lecture: Travel Writing with Robin Larsen

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 13:00 to 14:30
Why Write about Travel? Here's why.  

In this discussion you will learn how the practice of this ancient literary genre renews you, makes you a better human being, and gives you chances to see remote and appealing places through others' eyes. Writing about travel is guaranteed to make you more curious, more easily attached to others, and more adventurous.  Travel writing outgrows its motives: as one travel writer says, you think you are making a trip, but it’s the trip that’s making you. Travel writing can even change the world.  Covered are steps to take to writing your own travel stories, standards for today's prize-winning travel writing, and the digital technologies that contribute the most to today's best travel writing.   

Robin A. Larsen is resident of San Francisco, Since 2007 she has taught travel writing to students in California State University Fullerton's Italy Study-Abroad Program. She is also professor emeritus in communication studies at California State San Bernardino.  She writes her own travel blogs, works on a novel about her own family's immigrant history, and writes journal articles about film and other media.     

Bring your own lunch. No RSVP required. Free. We invite members of the public to join us and check out our program.

Upcoming Brown Bags:

6/7 Rolene Walker (member)—What Are You Going to Do with the Rest of Your Life? 

7/5 Legacy Film Festival*

8/2 Hope Levy, Kaiser—Doctors’ Assistance with the End of Life

Location: 
SF State's Downtown Campus, 835 Market St., Room 677
Directions: 
Enter from the sidewalk into 835 Market under the purple SF State banner.
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