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Writers Series - Stephanie Elizondo Griest

3/29/18 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Sykes Common Room 8:00 pm

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

Thursday, March 29, 2018

8 PM, Sykes Common Room

Stephanie Elizondo Griest is a globetrotting author from South Texas. Her books include the travel memoirs Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana and Mexican Enough: My Life Between the Borderlines; the best-selling guidebook 100 Places Every Woman Should Go; and All the Agents & Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands.  She has also written for the New York Times, Washington Post, VQR, The Believer, and Oxford American, and she edited the anthology Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010. An Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction at UNC-Chapel Hill, Griest was a U.S. State Department Literary Ambassador to Venezuela and was the recipient of a Henry Luce Scholarship to China, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton, and a Margolis Award for Social Justice Reporting.  As the 2012-2013 Viebranz Professor of Creative Writing at St. Lawrence University, Ms. Griest made several visits to the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation on the Canadian border, where much of the new book is set.