When asked to share her travel writing with a Writing for Publication class, Ann Marie Brown arrived early with a bright-eyed smile, a bursting backpack and an armload of magazines. As she sorted and arranged books, travel guides and freelance magazine articles, two things were apparent: she is well traveled and well published.
She is also a popular teacher at Sierra Nevada College, and it’s no wonder that her Travel Writing class fills up with wanderlust students. Brown also teaches Creative Non-Fiction, Introduction to Journalism, and English Composition classes at Sierra Nevada College.
According to an Eagle’s Eye article, Brown studied at Pomona College in Los Angeles and graduated in 1984, with a bachelor’s degree in English and Government. She continued onto grad school at Stanford University, where she studied Journalism and graduated with a master’s degree in 1986. In 1988, she graduated from Oxford with a master’s degree in Philosophy Politics and Economics.
Her website says she is a “dedicated outdoorswoman, who hikes, bikes, and camps more than 150 days each year in an all-out effort to avoid routine, complacency, and getting a real job.”
The South Lake Tahoe resident has written 13 guidebooks over the years, multiple articles in magazines such as Via, Backpacker and Sunset, and spends summers traveling. Last year, she took a group of Stanford alumni to Peru for a summer travel writing experience.
At 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the back of Prim library, Brown will be sharing stories from her traveling experiences as part of the regular Wednesday Readings which feature various SNC faculty.
Please join us in hearing about her travel, her writing, and her reading as well. All are welcome to the free event.