Tuesday, January 05, 2016

"Living the Traveling Life" with Dan Szczesny, Jan. 19, 7pm

The Friends of the Library are pleased to present a program by long-time journalist and travel writer Dan Szczesny on Tuesday evening, January 19 at 7pm at the Dover Public Library. Dan will take us around the world in “Living the Traveling Life: from Hong Kong to the Grand Canyon; from Nepal to Northern England; from Quebec City to the White Mountains”. He will include readings from his travel books and slides from his work as a travel writer.
     The presentation will cover some of the most common travel issues - how not to get sick, how to prepare for culture shock, how to take a baby with you, and more. And bring your own travel bucket list as well for an interactive look at how you can visit some of the places you've only dreamed about.
     Dan Szczesny began his career in Buffalo, New York but has lived in New Hampshire since 2000. In 2001, he became Associate Publisher of The Hippo, now the state’s largest Arts and Entertainment journal. Since then, he has written for a wide variety of regional and national publications, including the Main Line Times, Philadelphia Weekly, Christian Science Monitor, Princeton Packet, Pennsylvania Magazine, all4woman,com, Yahoo! Parenting and Huffington Post. He currently writes an occasional column for Good Men Project, called Modern Dad, about getting kids into nature and the challenges of being an older dad.
     Dan is a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s 4,000-footer club and has written extensively about the outdoors and hiking. He has camped in the Grand Canyon, hiked England’s Coast to Coast Trail, trekked in Nepal, and traveled by rail in Northern India with his ten-month old daughter. His books include “The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie”, a hiking memoir about a year-long journey through New Hampshire’s wilderness with his 10-year-old foster daughter, and “The Nepal Chronicles” about a trip to Everest Base Camp and marriage in Kathmandu. Dan’s newest book, “Sing and Other Short Stories”, was published this year and includes a variety of short fiction spanning his 25 year career as a writer and journalist. “Mosquito Rain: Alaskan Travel Essays” will be published in June 2016.
     This presentation is free and all are invited. For more information, call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050. Or visit Dan’s website at: www.danszczesny.com.

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