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Michael Scott Moore to Speak at University of Maryland

The photographer, Cynthia E. Wood, posted this image in a Facebook group on Michael Scott Moore’s birthday in 2012, after he had been kidnapped. It became a touchstone image for his friends during his captivity. Image by Cynthia E. Wood. 2012.

The photographer, Cynthia E. Wood, posted this image in a Facebook group on Michael Scott Moore’s birthday in 2012, after he had been kidnapped. It became a touchstone image for his friends during his captivity. Image by Cynthia E. Wood. 2012.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 2:00PM to 3:15PM
University of Maryland
Tawes Hall, Room 2115
College Park, MD 20742
United States
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Michael Scott Moore will speak about being kidnapped by Somali pirates for 32 months on Thursday, November 21, 2019 during a public event at the University of Maryland. Moore will share stories from his memoir—The Desert and the Seawhich outlines his life in captivity while exploring the economics and politics of piracy.

Along with writing the comic novel, Too Much of Nothing, and the travel surfing book, Sweetness and Blood, Moore's politics and travel work has been featured in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, and The Los Angeles Times. To learn more about the event, follow this link.