Award-winning author Marty Essen will present his high-energy multi-media show, “Around the World in 90 Minutes”, on Monday, September 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Moomaw Center on the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Clifton Forge campus.
Essen’s show features interesting facts, humorous stories, and the best of thousands of photos he took while traveling the world for his book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents”. “It’s the type of show where the audience has fun laughing at the stories, oohing and aahing at the photos, and then, when it’s all done, they realize just how much they’ve learned,” says Essen.
“Around the World in 90 Minutes” began as a show Essen presented in bookstores as part of his first book tour. Later, after numerous refinements, the show took on a life of its own in colleges, museums, and nature centers across the United States. Highlights of the show include amazing animal facts, debunking animal myths, charging elephants and howling wolves, swimming with piranhas and deadly snakes and friendly penguins, among many others.
Essen has won multiple book awards for travel/essay writing, including the Benjamin Franklin Award, the Best Books Book Award, and the National Indie Excellence Award. In addition, he won a first place award at 2009 Green Book Festival in Los Angeles, and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune named Cool Creatures, Hot Planet a top-10 “Green” book.
This performance, sponsored by the DSLCC Office of Student Activities, is free and open to the public. For more information, call (540) 863-2828.
–submitted by Judy Clark, DSLCC public relations office