Live 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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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