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Saturday, October 28 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Atlas Obscura

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Whether your travels take you to the far reaches of the globe or are more of the armchair variety, Atlas Obscura is your essential traveling companion. Begun as a collaborative online project and “guide to the world’s wondrous and curious places,” Atlas Obscura has since engendered an Obscura Society with chapters nationwide (and coming soon to Boston!) that organize real-world events and explorations, as well as a gorgeously illustrated book and newly released Explorer’s Journal. Ella Morton, senior editor for Atlas Obscura and one of the coeditors of the book, will be our guide through some of the world’s most incredible, often awe-inspiring (although sometimes cringe-inducing) places. She’ll highlight some of her favorite Obscura tidbits from our own backyard (perhaps including the Boston Public Library’s “car wash” for books or the Boston Athenaeum’s anthropodermic volume—look it up) and also share some quirky and spectacular sites worldwide, complete with the stunning photography for which the website and book are renowned. This session will open your eyes to the world’s wonders—and maybe provide inspiration for your own adventures and discoveries. The session will be introduced by Zeninjor Enwemeka, digital reporter at WBUR. Sponsored by the Boston Public Library.


Moderators
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Zeninjor Enwemeka

Zeninjor Enwemeka is a digital reporter at WBUR, covering all things relevant to people in Greater Boston on wbur.org. Before joining WBUR, she worked as a breaking news writer for Boston.com and spent several years as a homepage producer for the website. Enwemeka was part of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning team for the Boston Globe's coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. She is also an adjunct lecturer at Boston University, where she teaches a class on multimedia and online journalism. Enwemeka is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University... Read More →

Presenters
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Ella Morton

Ella Morton is the senior editor of the website Atlas Obscura, which presents readers with “a different way of looking at the world,” exploring unusual global destinations. Morton was born in New Zealand and raised in Australia. She began her career writing about consumer technology for the Sydney-based CNET before moving to New York City to host and produce Rocketboom NYC. She started writing for Atlas Obscura in 2011. She and Atlas Obscura founders Joshua Foer and Dylan Thuras wrote a companion book for their website, Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders. A reviewer for the Ploughshares website called the book... Read More →

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Saturday October 28, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
BPL Rabb Hall 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA