Saturday, May 16, 2009

Meet the Author: Michael Katakis

Michael Katakis, acclaimed photographer, author, and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, will be speaking at the Pacific Grove Public Library Thursday, May 21st, at 7 p.m.

It promises to be a fascinating evening, as Mr. Katakis shares excerpts from his most recent publication: Traveller: Observations from an American in Exile.

For more than thirty years, Katakis has been traveling around the world, writing about and photographing a wide range of countries and cultures. As a photographer he is noted as one "who gets right to the soul of his subjects." And as an author, "in both his letters and in his journal, Michael has the infectious ability to sense the essence of a place and transmit it to the reader." The entries in Traveller are much more than travel guides. "They are personal, like letters from the most desirable sort of friend. "

Please join us for the third lecture of our Meet the Author series, sponsored by the Friends of the Pacific Grove Public Library. Mr. Katakis will read excerpts from Traveller, answer questions, and sign books. The doors open at 6:30 p.m.


Anonymous said...

Fantastic event tonight. The reading by Katakis was splendid. And the setting, in the middle of the Library, was charming. I hope the Library can continue to have many more events of this nature.

Anonymous said...

This was a wonderful event. I was moved by Mr. Katakis' story about how a librarian changed his life by setting him on a path out of his difficult childhood. His readings from his current book were touching and inspiring. I look forward to the future events you have planned.