7:00 p.m., MONDAY, 25 FEBRUARY, 2013, NOMAD THEATER. BOULDER, Colorado Premiere of the documentary film "MY VILLAGE, MY LOBSTER", the powerful and shocking story of the indigenous Miskito lobster divers along Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast who risk their lives diving for the region's most lucrative resource – the Caribbean spiny lobster.
Filmed over the course of four years, CINE Golden Eagle Awarded film "My Village, My Lobster" reveals the complex and perilous lobster fishing industry on Nicaragua's Caribbean coast. This action-driven film is set against the backdrop of one of the most remote places in the Americas: La Mosquitia, the largest tract of rainforest north of the Amazon. Extensive coral reefs, numerous isolated keys, beaches, and quaint fishing villages are the world of the Miskito Coast. Join the facebook Event Page for Boulder Premiere
This 4-day Backpack Journalism Workshop With Bill Gentile (March 28, 29, 30, and 31 in Boulder, CO) is an intensive immersion in the craft of visual storytelling. An Emmy Award-winning backpack journalist and pioneer in the field, Gentile teaches you how to master the genre increasingly in demand by broadcast and web outlets worldwide. The workshop in Boulder is limited to 10 participants. March 28, 29, 30, and 31 in the Nomad Theater Common House. $100 discount if you sign up through this site, for cost of $1495: [LEARN MORE AND REGISTER->]
SPEAKER FOR HIRE:
I am available to give talks about my books and travels with stories, slides, and live music. Pictured above: my keynote speech to the Society of American Travel Writers Freelance Council in Mexico, 2012 (photo by Hans Reinhard). Maya 2012, Belize, Nicaragua, volunteering abroad, and Round-the-World are my other specialties. Contact me to arrange an event at your bookstore, fundraiser, or home. I can also talk to your students or group about volunteering abroad, and help prepare them for their upcoming trip. Rates vary.
CONTACT ME: josh AT joshuaberman DOT net
Keynote Speaker: Society of American Travel Writers Freelance Council in Mexico, 2012
Special screening of the documentary film 2012: The Beginning in a benefit for the San Rafael School of Copán Ruinas, Honduras.
Gregorian Date: Friday, 28 Sept, 2012
Maya Long Count Date: 184.108.40.206.16, 11 Kib, 19 Ch'en
A NIGHT IN NICARAGUA! I organized and performed at two events, both featuring a live concert by Moises Gadea, a Nicaraguan singer-songwriter, both to raise funds for Empowerment International. Here's a photo of me warming up the crowd. More here.
“One Topic, Many Uses: The Art of Turning A Single Interview into Several Stories” at the Boulder Cork restaurant, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, 11:30 a.m. I'll be speaking about re-purposing and reselling your writing at this Colorado Authors League October Luncheon. I'm lucky that researching and writing guidebooks exposes so many extra stories — and possibly extra income.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 5:30–8:30 PM, DOWNTOWN TATTERED COVER BOOKSTORE IN DENVER, CO: I'll be speaking about sustainable tourism in Nicaragua, and possibly singing a few folklóricos. The event is part of a film premiere by the Green Living Project and Rainforest Alliance. There will be prizes, giveaways, food, free beer, live music, and free beer.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9 , 2009, 7:30–8:15 p.m.: Belize slide show, songs, and book-signing at the venerable BOULDER BOOKSTORE
TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009: Viewing party of "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern: Nicaragua" — my television debut on the Travel Channel and a fundraiser for Empowerment International. Evening event held at Namaste Solar in North Boulder, CO.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2009: Changes in Latitudes Travel Store, Boulder, CO.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2009: Tattered Cover Bookstore, LoDo, Denver, CO