David Farley, travel writer and author of An Irreverent Curiosity, is an instructor at the Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers conference. Join Laurie McAndish King, Associate Producer for the Lowell Thomas Award-winning travel show, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, as she talks with Farley about how he researched his book — the true story of his search for a unique holy relic, the foreskin of Jesus, which went missing from an Italian church under mysterious circumstances.
Farley also considers what makes good travel writing, ways to use a quest, and how to approach writing story leads. What’s next? His is a life any travel writer would love: In between teaching gigs at NYU and Columbia University, Farley is off to the Dominican Republic, Prague, and Dubrovnik to work on stories for Islands magazine, the New York Times, and the Guardian.
Check out the National Geographic special featured on YouTube (44min) about Farley and his search for the holy foreskin:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INMSWi-ZpHU