WATCH: Colleen Kinder and Friends Present Letter to a Stranger
Hosted by Greenlight Bookstore
When journalist, essayist, and world traveler Colleen Kinder founded Off Assignment, a renowned online travel magazine, she began with a prompt that challenged her peers to “write a letter to a stranger who haunts you.” Letter to a Stranger collects those poignant missives to the nameless by some of the most influential and innovative writers of our time, showcasing a new kind of travel writing centered on raw, personal stories that celebrate the digressions inherent in every journey.
Kinder joins the Greenlight virtual stage along with moderator Leslie Jamison and a star-studded panel of contributors for an evening of storytelling and an interactive discussion of meaningful encounters with strangers.
Founded in October 2009 by Rebecca Fitting and Jessica Stockton Bagnulo, Greenlight Bookstore is an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. Combining the best traditions of the neighborhood bookstore with carefully curated, community-minded events, Greenlight has earned a reputation as a literary destination. Greenlight has continued to serve its community during the COVID-19 pandemic with a diverse array of virtual events, and has been inspired by the movements for racial justice across the country to engage in the work of becoming a more anti-racist company. Learn more at greenlightbookstore.com or check them out @greenlightbklyn.