Travel Odysseys (2018 program)

Brandon Spars
Storytelling Room – Rm 220 / 5:00 - 6:00

Brandon Spars will tell selected stories from his adventures in Indonesia, Liberia, the Marshall Islands, and even his home state of Missouri. Brandon believes that every trip one takes is a story, and that travel abroad offers particularly unique insight into oneself and humanity.

Brandon lived and traveled in Indonesia and the Pacific Islands for six years before earning a Master of Arts in Southeast Asian Studies and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Brandon recently released his first collection of tales, entitled Live to Tell. This collection includes the scripts of six award-winning performances at The Moth in Berkeley and San Francisco as well as at West Side Stories in Petaluma. Brandon lives with his wife and two children in Santa Rosa, California.