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Happy Hour Conversations with Peter Stark

Posted 02 January 2018

Astoria: Part Two is adapted for the stage from the book ASTORIA: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival by adventure and exploration writer Peter Stark. Hear Stark discuss writing and researching the book, and what it's like to see his words on stage in two conversations in January.

With Assistant Director Brandon Woolley 

Saturday, January 27

6:45 - 7:15 p.m.

With Literary Manager and Dramaturg Benjamin Fainstein

Sunday, January 28

1:15 - 1:45 p.m.


About Peter Stark

Peter Stark is an adventure and exploration writer. Born in Wisconsin, he studied English and anthropology at Dartmouth College, took a master’s in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, and headed off to the remote spots of the world writing magazine articles and books. His home base is Missoula, Montana, although he and his family periodically live abroad for a year, most recently during 2010-11 in a small town in Northeast Brazil. A long-time correspondent for Outside magazine, Stark’s articles and essays have also appeared in Smithsonian, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Men’s Journal, and many others. His best-known book, Last Breath: Cautionary Tales from the Limits of Human Endurance, was translated into seven languages and named’s No. 1 Sports/Outdoor Book of 2001.

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