Award-winning author to present show at Purdue

September 27, 2012  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Author Marty Essen will present his multimedia show "Around the World in 90 Minutes" at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall.

The show, free and open to the public, features humorous stories and the best of thousands of photos Essen took while traveling the world to write his book "Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents."

Essen, who first started doing the show as part of a promotional tour after writing his first book, was one of the most frequently booked college speakers in 2011, according to the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities.

Essen has won several awards, including the Benjamin Franklin Award, the Best Books Book Award and the National Indie Excellence Award. He won a first-place award at the 2009 Green Book Festival in Los Angeles, and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune named "Cool Creatures, Hot Planet" a top-10 green book.

The Purdue Student Union Board sponsors the show.

For more information on Essen, visit http://www.MartyEssen.com

Writer: Greg McClure, 765-496-9711, gmcclure@purdue.edu

Source: Hillary Walter, Purdue Student Union Board, 765-494-8981, Psubgs3@purdue.edu

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