Peter Heller: Evolution of an Adventure Writer
Bestselling author Peter Heller talks about his personal journey from adventure journalist to bestselling novelist, and what it means to do what you’ve always wanted to do. He will also share photos from his "hair-raising" expeditions.
Oct 08, 2013
from 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
|Where||North Ballroom, University Center|
|Contact Name||Nancy Gauss|
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For adventure writer Peter Heller, no story ever went as planned. On his first magazine assignment a fellow whitewater paddler died in his arms. He went through the Tsangpo Gorge in Tibet with the greatest whitewater expedition in history, and accompanied radical eco-pirates on a hair raising two month campaign to hunt down a whaling fleet in the icy waters off Antarctica. He leaned to fly a plane in three weeks with bush pilots in Montana and broke into the BP command center while covering the Gulf oil spill. A born storyteller who, according to Outside Magazine, for 25 years has been “a participant in some of the most hair-raising expeditions this magazine has covered,” Heller talks about his personal journey from adventure journalist to bestselling novelist, and what it means to do what you’ve always wanted to do.