Tom Montgomery Fate: 2015 AWP Conference: Detours of Intention: Travel Writing, Privilege, and Perspective.

Event details

  • Thursday | April 9, 2015
  • 1:30 pm
  • Minneapolis Convention Center & Hilton Minneapolis Hotel Room 211 A&B, Level 2
  • Tom Montgomery FateStaff members

“Travelers don’t know where they’re going. Tourists don’t know where they’ve been,” writes Paul Theroux. Tourists look; travelers see, conscious of their perspective. Which is why many writers who travel are concerned less with destinations than with the journey itself, less with being an accidental tourist than with being an intentional detourist. This panel of writers will explore the problems and promise of this kind of travel and of writing from the perspective of a privileged outsider. To register for this conference click here.