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Multi-award-winning Author to speak at Davidson-Davie

Multi-award-winning Author to Speak at Davidson-DavieMarty Essen

On October 23 and 24, award-winning author Marty Essen presents his high-energy multi-media show, Around the World in 50 Minutes, at Davidson-Davie Community College.

Marty’s show features interesting facts, humorous stories, and the best of thousands of photos he took while traveling the world for his first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. It’s the type of show where the audience has fun laughing at the stories, oohing and aahing at the photos, and then, when it’s all done, they realize just how much they’ve learned.

Around the World in 50 Minutes began as a show Marty 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, Marty Essen has been APCA’s (a major college activities association) #1 booked college speaker for a total of 50 months. Additionally, Campus Activities Magazine named Marty as one of their “Hot Speaker” picks.

Highlights of Marty’s show include:

  • Amazing animal facts
  • Debunking animal myths
  • Cuddly wallaroos and spiny walking sticks
  • Charging elephants and howling wolves
  • Deadly snakes and friendly penguins
  • Bizarre creatures and endangered species
  • Swimming with piranhas
  • Kayaking in the rainforest
  • Hiking with the Porcupine caribou migration
  • Rafting with humpback whales
  • Surviving a hippo attack in Zimbabwe

Marty Essen crawling on stage

Marty Essen is an Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author, who 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.

Marty is the author of four science fiction novels and three nonfiction books. His other award-winner is Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. That book won the National Indie Excellence Award for Nature, the Readers’ Favorite Book Award for Environment, and two silver Nautilus awards. He will be signing copies of all his books after the show.

Show times:

Davie Campus (Mocksville)
Monday, October 23, at 10:30 a.m.
Admin Bldg, Room 110
1205 Salisbury Road, Mocksville, NC
336.249.8186, ext. 6355

Davidson Campus
Tuesday, October 24, at 11:00 a.m.
Rittling Conference Center, 2nd Floor
297 DCC Road, Thomasville, NC
336.249.8186, ext. 6355

Admission: Free