Colleen Kinder LETTER TO A STRANGER Author Readings

October 7, 2021 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Virtual - Zoom

Please join us for readings from Colleen Kinder's new essay collection Letter to a Stranger: Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us featuring essays from authors all over the world including:

Kiki Petrosino, Erica Cavanaugh, Cutter Wood, Lucas Mann, Lia Purpura and Faith Adiele.

You can register for this virtual event here.

LETTER TO A STRANGER  first came about when journalist, essayist, and world-traveler Colleen Kinder challenged her peers to “write a letter to a stranger who haunts you.” In doing so, she evoked a universal experience that inspired writers and explorers around the world.  LETTER TO A STRANGER is a collection of these poignant missives to the nameless, authored by a diverse cast of writers and set all over the globe. The 65 essays in this collection carry readers  from a train in Berlin to a rickshaw in Mandalay, from a Grand Canyon hiking trail to the Rwandan border, and remind us how a stranger’s loaded glance, shared smile, or even just a question posed can change everything.

Colleen Kinder  is an essayist and editor whose work has appeared in  The New York Times Magazine,  The New Republic,  National Geographic Traveler,, and The Best American Travel Writing. She has taught writing at Yale University, the Chautauqua Institution, and Semester at Sea. A Fulbright Scholar, Kinder is the author of Delaying the Real World and the cofounder of the online magazine Off Assignment.