The Art of the Travelogue

Pickard Conference Room

With characteristics of memoir, trip journal, nature writing and local history, travelogues are one of the most demanding yet rewarding forms of nonfiction and have had a far-ranging impact on popular culture. University of Kansas Press author George Frazier (The Last Wild Places of Kansas) will share some tips for writing a book, a newsletter trip report or a killer blog post about your own far-flung adventures. Seating is first-come, first-served for this session.

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George Frazier's first book, The Last Wild Places of Kansas (published in 2016 by the University Press of Kansas) won the Ferguson Book Award, the Hamlin Garland Prize, and is a finalist in the nature category for the Midwest Book Award. His work has appeared in Canoe and Kayak, Wild Earth, and many other magazines and journals. He lives in Lawrence with his wife and daughter.