World traveller and star of Lonely Planet/Pilot Guides for about seven years, Ian Wright will be bringing tales of his adventures to Toronto again this year. If you have ever had the good fortune of backpacking to some foreign land (Whitby doesn’t count) then you probably have a few good stories to tell about your trip. Now, imagine that trip lasting seven years and covering pretty much the whole Globe. These are the stories you can expect from Mr. Wright.
Being a huge fan, this Torontoist went to see him last time he visited Convocation Hall. He’s just as funny and interesting in real life as on TV. If this visit is anything like the last one, which it certainly will be, Ian will be talking about being the host of Lonely Planet, he’ll speak a bit about travelling through Canada, tell random stories from around the world, and spend a good deal of time fielding questions and chatting with the audience. The event is sponsored by Outpost Magazine, so you’ll probably get a free mag and other goodies when you get there too.
Ian Wright comes to Toronto on the 18th of March and will be speaking at Convocation Hall in the University of Toronto. Tickets are $23 and can be purchased here. If that’s a bit too much for your liking, Mr. Wright will also be stopping in a MEC on the 19th from 11am-1:30pm for a little informal “meet & greet.”