February 9, 2012: UNH Writers Series presents Tom Haines
Please join us for a very special Writers Series event featuring UNH Assistant Professor of Journalism, Tom Haines. You are welcome to invite friends, family, and colleagues to this event. This event is free and open to the public.
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2012
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: MUB Theater I
Tom Haines joined the Department of English at UNH as an assistant professor in 2011. During two decades as a journalist, he has reported in more than 40 countries and on five continents, on topics ranging from coal to cricket, art to revolution. As a staff writer at The Boston Globe, he was three times named Travel Journalist of the Year in North America, and his stories were anthologized in The Best American Travel Writing, The Prentice Hall Reader, and elsewhere. The Globe three times submitted his work for the Pulitzer Prize. In 2009, he made a leap to the other end of the journalism spectrum, leaving the Globe to help edit and report for The Big Bend Sentinel, a 2,000-circulation community weekly in Far West Texas. There, he also led the design and operation of bigbendnow.com, a news website. Haines has been a staff writer at The Seattle Times and the Idaho Falls Post-Register, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, TheAtlantic.com, and elsewhere. At UNH, he teaches newswriting and digital storytelling, and he continues to report stories about people and place. He lives in the seacoast of New Hampshire with his wife, Julie, a classical singer, and their two children.
“Haines is a cross-cultural guide, seeking to take his readers into foreign worlds, to help them experience another culture’s deep difference—and also its humanity.”
Editors, Nieman Narrative Digest, Harvard University
“Haines…is a journalist who seeks to find larger meaning in the details of place and time.”
Judges at Missouri School of Journalism, in naming Haines “Travel Journalist of the Year”
“Captivating reading. … Colorful storytelling.”
Texas Press Association judges awarding Haines top honors in newswriting
The UNH Writers Series is made possible with the support of the MacArthur/Simic and Edmund G. Miller Funds. Writers Series events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the UNH English Department at (603) 862-1313.