Getting the Story: 125 Years of National Geographic Writing

  • Date
    November 21, 2013
  • Time 7:30 p.m.
  • Location Washington, D.C.
  • Price Starting at $24

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Picture of Paul Salopek with camel
Writer Paul Salopek pauses on his “Out of Eden” walk to relax with a friend in Ethiopia.

Photograph by John Stanmeyer

Picture of Alma Guillermoprieto

Alma Guillermoprieto

Photograph by Pablo Corral Vega

Winner of the 2013 National Magazine Award for General Excellence, the Society’s flagship journal has earned a reputation for excellence. In this special evening, discover the challenges and thrills behind crafting the world’s best known magazine directly from its renowned writers and editors. David Quammen, winner of a National Magazine Award for the magazine, has traveled savannas and swamps from the Serengeti to the Congo in pursuit of the story. On her Latin American beat, journalist and MacArthur Fellow Alma Guillermoprieto has written about unholy saints in Mexico and women wrestlers in Bolivia. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek—now embarked on a seven-year walk across the world—joins from the Middle East. Contributing writer Cynthia Gorney, who has covered human rights stories such as the culture of child brides, will moderate a conversation with editors Oliver Payne and Barbara Paulsen, along with these three celebrated writers.

Hear Paul Salopek describe his Out of Eden walk:

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