Holly Morris

Holly Morris, Sharon Lerner, Co-Founders

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            Holly Morris, co-founder of PowderKeg, is a writer and editor, and a television documentary producer and correspondent.

            The former Editorial Director of the book publishing company Seal Press, Morris edited an eclectic list of titles on topics ranging from domestic violence and geo-politics, to award-winning poetry and international fiction and nonfiction. She also edited the Adventura imprint, which features outdoor, travel, and environmental literature. She is a longtime board member of Hedgebrook, a writer's residency in Washington State.

            Her essays are widely anthologized, and she writes for numerous publications including The New York Times. Her book, Adventure Divas: Searching the Globe for a New Kind of Heroine, based on her experiences as an international correspondent, was named an “Editors' Choice” and a 'Notable Book of the Year' about exploration by the New York Times.

            Morris is the executive producer/writer/director of the award-winning prime-time PBS documentary series, “Adventure Divas.” Featured destinations in this series include Cuba, India, New Zealand and Iran.

            She also hosts the documentary series' “Lonely Planet Treks in America,” “Treks in a Wild World,” and “Globe Trekkers.” Destinations in these programs include Borneo, Lapland, the Swiss Alps, Zambia, Niger, Syria, and Ukraine, among others. Morris also hosted the series “Outdoor Investigations,” in which she investigated the scientific side of today's environmental and natural world mysteries.