Latin American Studies Lecture Series: 'Travel Writing in Latin America' – Tom Miller

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

In this personal retrospective of his own work, Tom Miller sheds light on how to write engaging, witty, and truthful non-fiction. His perspective on the realities of modern life across the Americas, including the political economy of hat-making, cross-cultural encounters in Cuba, and life along the border, will be of interest to academics, journalists, and students alike. Join us as Miller shares how to write about Latin America with compassion, humor and brutal honesty.

Tom Miller has been writing about Latin America and the American Southwest for more than 30 years, bringing us extraordinary stories of ordinary people. Miller's highly acclaimed adventure books include "The Panama Hat Trail," about South America; "On the Border," an account of his travels along the U.S.-Mexico frontier; "Trading With the Enemy," which takes readers on his journeys through Cuba; and, about the American Southwest, "Revenge of the Saguaro." Additionally, he has edited three compilations: "How I Learned English," "Travelers' Tales Cuba," and "Writing on the Edge: A Borderlands Reader."

Audience: 
All
Where
Campus: 
Main Campus
Location: 
Louise Foucar Marshall Building, Room 280
Tucson, AZ
United States
US
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Contact Person: 
Clea Conlin
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