Colleen Kinder and friends - Cancelled

Photo of Colleen KinderComposite photo of Gregory Pardlo, Carlynn Houghton, Emily Matchar, Sarah Perry, Jenessa Abrams, & T Kira MaddenPhoto of Leslie JamisonLive via Zoom:
Monday, October 11, 7:30 PM ET

This event was unfortunately cancelled due to a change in the publication date of the book. Thank you for your understanding, and check back for a reschedule in 2022!

Book Launch: Colleen Kinder presents Letter to a Stranger: Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us
In conversation with Leslie Jamison (moderator), Gregory Pardlo, Carlynn Houghton, Emily Matchar, Sarah Perry, Jenessa Abrams, & T Kira Madden

When journalist, essayist, and world traveler Colleen Kinder founded Off Assignment, a renowned online travel magazine, she began with a prompt that challenged her peers to “write a letter to a stranger who haunts you.” Letter to a Stranger collects those poignant missives to the nameless by some of the most influential and innovative writers of our time, showcasing a new kind of travel writing centered on raw, personal stories that celebrate the digressions inherent in every journey. Kinder joins the Greenlight virtual stage along with moderator Leslie Jamison and a star-studded panel of contributors for an evening of storytelling and an interactive discussion of meaningful encounters with strangers: audience members are invited to share during the event the seminal strangers in their lives who deserve a letter of their own!

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By Colleen Kinder (Editor), Leslie Jamison (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781643751245
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Algonquin Books - March 22nd, 2022

When Colleen Kinder put out a call for authors to "write a letter to a stranger who haunts you," she opened the floodgates. The responses--intimate and addictive, all in the form of letters, all written in the second person--began pouring in. These short, insightful essays by today's best literary minds are organized around such themes as Grati­tude, Wonder, and Farewell, and guide us both across the globe and through the mysteries of human connection.

"A celebration of the adventure that is other people." --Ariel Levy, author of The Rules Do Not Apply