Stephanie Elizondo Griest, nonfiction reading 

The English department hosts the assistant professor of creative nonfiction at UNC-Chapel Hill for a reading of her recent work. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in Johnston Hall.

Stephanie Elizondo Griest is the award-winning author of three travel memoirs — “Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana,” “Mexican Enough” and “All the Agents & Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands” as well as the best-selling guidebook “100 Places Every Woman Should Go.”

She has also written for the New York Times, Washington Post, The Believer, VQR, and Oxford American, and edited “Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010.” An assistant professor of Creative Nonfiction at UNC-Chapel Hill, she has performed across the globe, including in Venezuela as a featured author with the U.S. State Department. Distinctions include a Henry Luce Scholarship to China, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton and a Margolis Award for Social Justice Reporting. 

Sponsored by the English department