Events


wash dc reading of “to belém & back”

You’re cordially invited to the first reading in our nation’s capital of To Belém & Back, recently given one of Publishers Weekly’s coveted ★ Star reviews. Author Ben Batchelder intends to give a brief reading, present the short film “Tiradentes2Belém,” and answer questions at his sister Lily’s apartment in DC’s […]


Santa Fe, NM reading & Q&A

The first reading of To Belém & Back west of the Mississippi was a success, with over 20 people attending.  My black Lab Zeno stole the show, of course, and the 20′ video “Tiradentes2Belém” was well received.  The author wishes to thank all his dear old (and new) friends who attended, […]


wolf museum book reading, south beach 1

You’re invited to a reading & discussion of To Belém & Back at one of Miami’s top museums, the Wolfsonian, on Friday, March 4th, 7pm. The Wolf Book Club, on the heels of the museum’s tropical Philodendron show, selected my Brazilian adventure for this month’s selection, as announced here. Free […]


“to belém & back” tiradentes launch

The final large event of 2015, To Belém & Back’s Mineiro launch, with the film debut and photo exhibit that attended it, is drawing to a close.  Last week’s re-screening of “Tiradentes2Belém” was a wonderful way to wind things down, as 43 people attended, with many good questions and kind […]


book launch reading & photo exhibit

Come to the book launch, hosted by Earthdog Press, of Borderlands USA, with public readings and a one-night only photo exhibit of images from the journey by author Ben Batchelder. Signed paperback books will be on sale for only $10.   The Botanical Gardens are located at 2000 Convention Center […]