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Bad Tourist Virtual Reading with Suzanne Roberts and Michael Branch

October 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

To celebrate the release of Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel, author Suzanne Roberts will be joining us for a virtual reading and discussion with Michael Branch! Hear exclusive excerpts and join in the Q&A all from the comfort and safety of your own home on Friday, October 16th at 4:00pm on our Youtube channel, which you can find here.

In addition to the livestream reading, Suzanne will be signing copies of Bad Tourist, which is available for order now! Click here to order your copy, and don’t forget to let us know in the order comments if you would like a personalized message or just a signature. We will notify you when your book is ready, and you can then come into the store to pick up your copy or we can send it directly to you. It’s that easy!

Suzanne Roberts
is a travel writer, memoirist, and poet. Her books include the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award-winning Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail (Bison Books, 2012), Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel (forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press, October 2020), and four collections of poetry.

Her work has been listed as “Notable” in Best American Essays and published in The New York Times, Creative NonfictionBrevityThe Rumpus, CNN, Longreads, ZYZZYVA, ISLE, 1966, River Teeth,  Terrain, National Geographic Traveler, The Normal School, and Litro, as well as anthologized in The Kiss: Intimacies from Writers, The Pacific Crest Trailside ReaderTahoe BluesSouthern Sin: True Stories of the Sultry South and Women Behaving BadlyPoems Dead and Undead, and Best Women’s Travel Writing 2013.

​Suzanne was named “The Next Great Travel Writer” by National Geographic Traveler Magazine, and she is a two-time recipient of the McMillan and Randall Reid Creative Writing Awards from the University of Nevada Reno. She won first prize in the Fourth River International Poetry Contest and was also the recipient of the 2011 Eda Kriseova Nonfiction Fellowship in Prague.

She is a dual American-British citizen and holds degrees in biology and English from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a doctorate in literature and the environment from the University of Nevada-Reno. Suzanne lives in South Lake Tahoe, California and serves as the current El Dorado County Poet Laureate. She teaches for the low residency MFA program in creative writing at Sierra Nevada University. When she isn’t traveling or writing, she can be found hiking and backpacking in the summer and skiing in the winter.

Michael Branch is a writer, humorist, environmentalist, father, and desert rat who lives with his wife and two young daughters in the western Great Basin Desert. His work includes nine published books, one of which is the Pulitzer Prize-nominated John Muir’s Last Journey: South to the Amazon and East to Africa (Island Press). He has four recent books: Raising Wild: Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness (Shambhala  / Roost Books, 2016), Rants from the Hill: On Packrats, Bobcats, Wildfires, Curmudgeons, a Drunken Mary Kay Lady, and Other Encounters with the Wild in the High Desert (Shambhala / Roost Books, 2017), and ‘The Best Read Naturalist’: Nature Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson (co-edited with Clinton Mohs, University of Virginia Press, 2017), and How to Cuss in Western (Shambhala  / Roost Books, 2018).



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