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Sunday, April 27 • 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Extreme Storytelling

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When visiting a foreign country most travelers are lured to the famous (or infamous) sites and are intrigued by the customs. But one of the best ways to better know a country is by speaking to the locals and learning their stories. Unfortunately, many personal histories are sensitive topics, as too many people around the globe have endured great hardships and tragedies. For this very reason, these stories are most important. In this talk, Noah Lederman will reveal how he captured the stories of the people who survived the Khmer Rouge and the children of victims who are also impacted by the events of the 1970s. He'll offer practical tips on how travelers can access the sensitive histories of locals.

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Noah Lederman

Travel Writer, Somewhere Or Bust
Noah Lederman writes the travel blog Somewhere Or Bust. His travel writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Chicago Sun-Times, Islands Magazine, the Economist, and elsewhere. He is the author of Traveling the Cambodian Genocide. Lederman is at work on a novel about an infant survivor of the Cambodian Genocide and a memoir about uncovering his grandparents' Holocaust stories... Read More →

Sunday April 27, 2014 3:30pm - 3:45pm EDT
SoHo Room - Hostelling International-New York City 891 Amsterdam Ave. NY, NY 10025