Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer

Peter Turchi speaking at Marquette University

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Peter Turchi is the award-winning author of Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer, published in 2004. In addition to receiving the Outstanding Academic Titles 2005 award by Choice Magazine, Maps of the Imagination has won seven design awards for its unique illustrations, including a silver medal in the Stiftung Buchkunst International Design competition.


Turchi compares an author’s ability to guide a reader through a fictional narrative to the way a mapmaker charts the physical world.


Turchi spoke at Marquette’s Haggerty Museum of Art. The event was sponsored by the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Student Development, Department of English and Marquette Writing Society.

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