Author Peter Turchi will visit the Marquette University campus, Tuesday, April 2, at 4 p.m. at the Haggerty Museum of Art, 13th Street and Clybourn Street, to discuss his book Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer. A reception will follow the free, public program.
Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer, published in 2004, examines the relationship between an author’s ability to guide a reader through a fictional narrative and the way a mapmaker charts the physical world. In addition to receiving the Outstanding Academic Titles 2005 award by Choice Magazine, Maps of the Imagination has also won seven design awards for its unique illustrations, including a silver medal in the Stiftung Buchkunst International Design competition.
In addition to Maps of the Imagination, Turchi has authored and co-authored a number of other works including Suburban Journals: The Sketchbooks, Drawings, and Prints of Charles Ritchie, The Girls Next Door, Magician, The Story Behind the Story and Bringing the Devil to His Knees.
Originally from Baltimore, Turchi earned his bachelor’s degree from Washington College, and later received his master’s in fine arts from the University of Arizona. He has taught at the University of Houston, Warren Wilson College, and his alma mater, University of Arizona.
This event is sponsored by the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Student Development, the Department of English and the Marquette Writing Society.
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