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Malibu Library Speaker Series: Travel Writers Forum

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The Malibu Library Speaker Series presents the Lonely Planet Travel Anthology Author Reading at Malibu City Hall on Friday, February 24, at 7 PM. 

Presenting authors come from this year’s Lonely Planet Travel Anthology, edited by Don George, who will serve as moderator for the event.

George is the best-selling author of Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Writing and Way of Wanderlust and currently works an editor-at-large and book review columnist at National Geographic Traveler. He is the former travel editor at Lonely Planet, the San Francisco Examiner, and the San Francisco Chronicle and the recipient of a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year award from the Society of American Travel Writers.  

Other presenters include:

James Dorsey: a fellow of the Explorers’ Club and a former director of the Adventurers’ Club. He is a travel consultant to Brown & Hudson of London with stories in numerous travel anthologies as well as the Los Angeles Times and Christian Science Monitor, among others. He’s the recipient of 15 SOLAS awards from Travelers’ Tales.

Bridget Crocker: local Malibu author and a contributing author to Travelers’ Tales Best Women’s Travel Writing series and Lonely Planet guidebooks. An international river expedition leader and guide, she’s published stories for Outside, Men’s Journal, National Geographic Adventure, Vela and Paddler, among others.

Torre DeRoche: author of two travel memoirs, Love with a Chance of Drowning (2013) and The Worrier’s Guide to the End of the World (due out in September 2017). She has written for The Atlantic, The Guardian Travel, the Sydney Morning Herald, Emirates, and two Lonely Planet travel writing anthologies. Her blog,, has been profiled in NatGeo and HelloGiggles, and was one of Viator’s Top Travel Blogs of 2015.

The Lonely Planet Travel Anthology was released in November 2016 and features 34 original tales by some of the world’s best writers, including TC Boyle, Pico Iyer, Jan Morris, Alexander McCall Smith, Ann Patchett, and Natalie Baszile.

Books will be available for sale before and after the reading. The reading itself will be approximately 60 minutes of presentation and discussion, followed by a question and answer period.

This event will take place at Malibu City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA 90265. RSVPs are required. RSVP online or call Malibu Library at 310.456.6438.

Fri, February 24, 2017


Melissa Stallings


Malibu Library

23519 W. Civic Center Way
Malibu, CA 90265

Phone: (310) 456-6438
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