Travel Writing at The Marsh

You aren’t going to want to miss these great shows! Big thanks to Tanya Shaffer for setting up the womens’ event.

Travel writing has come to The Marsh in San Francisco. Two weeks of travel(mono)logues by eight prominent Bay Area travel writers/photographers:

Wild Women Wander The Globe
by Tanya Shaffer, Adair Lara, Lynn Ferrin,
Laura Fraser (July 8th only), Carla King, and Jennifer L. Leo
Tuesdays July 8 and July 15, 2003, Tuesdays, 8pm
Tickets: $8-15

“Tanya Shaffer, Adair Lara, Lynn Ferrin, Laura Fraser (July 8th only), Carla King, and Jennifer L. Leo spin tales of adventure, hijinks, and romance on the open road, in locations ranging from the jungles of Borneo to the hallowed halls of the Vatican, from the desert sands of Timbuktu to the palaces of India. ”




Tales from the Edge
by Jeff Greenwald and Jesse Kalisher
July 10-July 19, 2003, Thursdays through Saturdays, 8pm
Tickets: Thurs: pay what you can. Fri/Sat: $15-22

Jesse Kalisher gives an account of his remarkable experiences traveling throughout the Middle East before, during, and after September 11, 2001. Shortly after the World Trade Center attack, an Iraqi chemical engineer visiting Jordan offered Kalisher a few harsh words about America.Jeff Greenwald who takes from Kurt Vonnegut the philosophy that “strange travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God,” brings this quality of kismet into his new travel monologue, inspired by the vagaries of wanderlust. Audience members will step onto the stage, and spin a Wheel of Fortune. Round and ’round it spins, and where it stops, the story begins…. ”


Lynn Ferrin: Wild Writing Women: Stories of World Travel
Laura Fraser (July 8th only):An Itallian Affair
Jeff Greenwald: Scratching the Surface: Impressions of Planet Earth from Hollywood to Shiraz
Jesse Kalisher: is an accomplished photographer, here is his online gallery
Carla King:Wild Writing Women: Stories of World Travel
Adair Lara:Normal Is Just a Setting On the Dryer: And Other Lessons from the Real, Real World
Jennifer L. Leo:Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventures
Tanya Shaffer:Somebody’s Heart is Burning: A Tale of a Woman Wanderer in Africa