Dan Szczesny, author, travel writer and journalist from Manchester, will be the featured speaker at St. Joseph Church’s annual Coffee Hour on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 10 am. His illustrated talk, “Polish Boy Abroad: Coming Home to My Polish Roots,” will take place in the church hall at 58 Elm St. following the regular Sunday Mass at 9 a.m. The program is free and open to the public.
Using slides and reading from essays about his journey, Dan will share the experience of discovering his Polish roots after a successful career writing about other cultures around the world. Born in the Polish neighborhood on Buffalo, New York’s East Side, he has written travelogues on Nepal, Alaska, and the White Mountains. A Hemingway Foundation finalist for short fiction, he has traveled throughout the country to speak about adventure travel and the importance of getting kids into the outdoors.
Szczesny has spoken locally at the Fiske Free Library in Claremont and the Silsby Free Library in Charlestown about his hiking experiences. His newest book, The White Mountain. chronicles his year-long study of New England’s tallest mountain, Mount Washington. His website is at www.danszczesny.com. For more information about this program call 603-542-2394.