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Amy Gigi Alexander

Amy is a writer, artist and geocultral explorer.

Amy is a writer, editor, publisher, and geocultural explorer with an emphasis on travel writing, landscapes imagined and real, memoir, and lyrical magical realism paired with psychogeography. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the British literary journal with a modern approach to travel literature, Panorama: the Journal of Intelligent Travel, and has taught travel and landscape writing around the world, most recently in Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya. Her award winning travel writing has appeared in many publications and anthologies, from National Geographic Traveler to BBC Travel, from Lonely Planet to multiple editions of Best Travel Writing, as well as many literary journals. Her upcoming mountain themed writing appears in Alpinist and Waymaking, among others.

Her current projects include a collection of short stories on place, and a guidebook on imaginary mountains, published in partnership with Imaginary Mountains Surveyors. It is both a bible on the history of mountains, as well as a sort of ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' take on the mountainscape-- and our relationship to it.

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Opportunities to see Amy Gigi Alexander

17.30 - 19.00 Saturday 18th

Imaginary Mountains - Why Mountains Capture Our Minds

A lively discussion lead by Panorama editor Amy GiGi Alexander, taking in the imaginary mountains and experiences of an eminent panel including Helen Mort; BT Judge and renowned poet, Nahida Esmail; Tanzanian writer of mountain fiction and Ed Douglas, Guardian journalist and 2017 BT...

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