Stranger’s Guide presents A Night of Travel Storytelling with Courtney Desiree Morris, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, and Cassim Shepard

December 4th
McNally Jackson Seaport
RSVP Required — see below

Join contributors from Stranger's Guide, a travel publication that explores the power of place-based journalism to break down stereotypes and foster global citizenship, for a night of storytelling centered around the idea of confusion. Writers will each share tales from their travels, and explore the humor and insight that arises in times when they discovered that they’d completely misunderstood the world around them

Stranger’s Guide was founded in 2018 by Editor-in-Chief Kira Brunner Don, and Publisher Abby Rapoport. Based in Texas and California, the magazine commissions stories from local writers and photographers to build authentic portraits of a place. Stranger’s Guide‘s work has been featured in the Best American Travel Writing collection, and the magazine has won three National Magazine Awards in General Excellence and Photography. The magazine is distributed at Barnes & Noble, Whole Foods, independent bookstores, and through partnerships with organizations from Bogotá to Lagos. 

In addition to magazines, Stranger's Guide also produces print guides and newsletters. 

Courtney Desiree Morris is a visual artist and assistant professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her forthcoming book is To Defend This Sunrise: Black Women’s Activism and the Authoritarian Turn in Nicaragua.




Saïd Sayrafiezadeh is the author of, most recently, the story collection, American Estrangement, a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize. His memoir, When Skateboards Will Be Free, was selected as one of the 10 best books of the year by Dwight Garner of the New York Times, and his story collection, Brief Encounters With the Enemy, was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Fiction Prize.





 Cassim Shepard writes and makes films about cities and places. He is the author of Citymakers: The Culture and Craft of Practical Urbanism (2017) and is currently working on a book about informal housing around the world, supported by fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the MacDowell Colony. 

RSVP Below

In order to keep our events program running in uncertain times, we're asking attendees to hold their place with a $5 voucher, redeemable on the night of the event on any product in store or in our bar & café. If you have a change of heart or plans, write to and we'll gladly refund you and release your spot, up to 24 hours before the event. Thanks for understanding, and for supporting your local bookstore.