Award-winning author, Hampton Sides to speak at ISU Monday

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Award-winning author and editor, Hampton Sides will speak at Indiana State University’s Tilson Auditorium on Monday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. The event is part of the university’s 2021-22 Speaker Series.

The author is best known for writing the nonfiction thriller, “In the Kingdom of Ice.” He is currently editor-at-large for Outside Magazine. He also has experience writing for National Geographic, The New Yorker, Men’s Journal, Esquire and Preservation. His magazine work, collected in numerous published anthologies, has been twice nominated for National Magazine Awards for feature writing.

Sides’ talks, often accompanied by slideshows or multi-media presentations, enthrall audiences with stories behind his epic books. He discusses his writing process and how he ties findings from obscure documents and his own exploration trips into his work. Sides’ discussions often focus on intriguing questions of leadership and ethics that arise in extremely difficult wilderness or battlefield situations—examining what qualities of training, attitude, and spirit cause some groups to prevail while others don’t.

The event is free and open to the public. The university says masks are required.

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