April 21, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

WeekdayWanderlustMark your calendar for Monday April 21 and bring your virtual passports to the Hotel Rex (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco). You’ll enjoy this month’s line-up of three talented writers: Lisa Alpine, Andy Murdock, and Angie Chuang.

Readings start promptly at 7 p.m., but a group of thirsty travelers can always be found at the Hotel Rex Library Bar at 6 p.m. Come early, snag a seat, and say hello. As usual, emcee for the evening is the legendary—and dashing—Don George. Feel free to RSVP on Facebook.

Writer Bios:

Award-winning writer Lisa Alpine is the author of Exotic Life: Travel Tales of an Adventurous Woman (Best Women’s Adventure Memoir BAIPA Book Awards) and the upcoming narrative nonfiction story collection Wild Life: Travel Adventures of a Worldly Woman.  Her stories also appear in numerous anthologies, including Mambo Poa, Travelers’ Tales Best Travel Writing, BATW’s Travel Stories From Around the Globe, Lonely Planet Tales From Nowhere, I Should Have Stayed Home, I Should Have Gone Home, and Hyenas Laughed at Me and Now I Know Why.  Lisa is the winner of the 2014 Solas Awards silver medal for Best Travel Story of the Year for “Fish Trader Ray,” the 2013 bronze medal in the Animal Encounter category for “Trumpets of Warning,” and the 2012 gold medal for Most Unforgettable Character in her story, “Rada’s Bloom.” When not wrestling with words, exploring the ecstatic realms of dance, swimming with sea creatures, or waiting for a flight, Lisa is tending her orchards in Mill Valley and on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Her gardens of vivid flowers and abundant fruit remind her that the future is always ripe with possibilities.

Andy Murdock is currently the Managing Editor for Airbnb, and formerly the US Digital Editor for Lonely Planet where they graciously allowed him to write book chapters and articles on everything from tacos to puppets. Andy’s travel writing has appeared in USA Today, CNN, BBC Travel, Washington Post, MSNBC, Gadling, and more. He has a Ph.D. in Biology from Berkeley, and is currently working on a collection of stories at the intersection of science and travel.

Angie Chuang’s debut nonfiction book, The Four Words for Home, about the intersecting lives of an Afghan immigrant family and her own Chinese American family, was published by Aquarius Press / Willow Books March 2014. She’s based in Washington, D.C., where she is on the journalism faculty at the American University School of Communication. In her 13-year career as a newspaper journalist, Angie traveled to Afghanistan, Vietnam, Azerbaijan, Japan, Singapore, the post-Katrina Gulf Coast, among other places. Her work has appeared in Creative Nonfiction, Vela magazine, The Asian American Literary Review, multiple editions of The Best Women’s Travel Writing, and The Best Travel Writing, among others. She was born in San Francisco and still considers herself a Northern Californian at heart.


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