Award-winning author Marty Essen presents his high-energy multi-media show, Around the World in 90 Minutes, at 7 p.m. March 10 at Cayuga Community College's Bisgrove Theatre in Auburn. The event is free and open to the public.
Essen's show features interesting facts, humorous stories, and the best of thousands of photos he took while traveling the world for his book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. His tales often involve encounters with animals, including surviving a hippo attack in Zimbabwe, rafting with humpback whales, swimming with piranhas, and hiking with the Porcupine caribou migration.
Around the World in 90 Minutes began as a show Essen presented in bookstores as part of his first book tour. Later, after numerous refinements, the show took on a life of its own in colleges, museums, and nature centers across the United States.In fact, he has been the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities #1 booked college speaker for 24 out of the past 28 months. Additionally, Campus Activities Magazine recently named Essen as one of their "Hot Speaker" picks for 2011.
Marty Essen has won multiple book awards for travel/essay writing, including the Benjamin Franklin Award, the Best Books Book Award, and the National Indie Excellence Award. In addition, he won a first place award at 2009 Green Book Festival in Los Angeles, and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune named Cool Creatures, Hot Planet a top-10 "Green" book.
The event is sponsored by the Cayuga Community College Student Activities Board. For more information, call 315-255-1743, ext. 2232.