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Queer Travelers’ Tales with Andrew Evans and Alden Jones
Wednesday May 24 7:00pm-9:00pm in New York
Join queer travel writers Andrew Evans and Alden Jones as they discuss their books The Black Penguin and The Blind Masseuse. Andrew Evans has completed more than thirty assignments for National Geographic, reporting from all seven continents, and Alden Jones has lived, worked, and traveled in more than forty countries. Reception, reading, discussion, Q&A session.

Reception 7 pm, presentation 7:30

For more information about each book and author, please visit https://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/5600.htm for THE BLACK PENGUIN https://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/5181.htm for THE BLIND MASSEUSE

Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Andrew Evans lives in Washington, DC. and has completed more than thirty assignments for National Geographic, reporting from all seven continents. He has received two Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers, two Folio Awards, and two awards from the National Travel Journalism Association. He gained a worldwide following when he made a 12,000­mile journey by bus, from National Geographic headquarters in Washington all the way to Antarctica.


Alden Jones lives in Boston and has traveled, worked, and lived in more than forty countries, including as a WorldTeach volunteer in Costa Rica, a program director in Cuba, and a professor with Semester at Sea. Her book The Blind Masseuse is now in paperback. It was a finalist for the best travel book award of the North American Travel Journalists Association, winner of the Bisexual Book Award for memoir, and was one of eight finalists for a PEN Award for the Art of the Essay.

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208 W 13th St, Rm 210
New York, NY

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