The product of nine years in San Francisco and eight years in St. Paul, Rosamund Lannin is pleasantly surprised to have lived in Chicago for over a decade. During that time, she has edited Gapers Block (rest in peace), performed stories around the city, and consumed many carne asada burritos. These days she co-hosts lady live lit show Miss Spoken, edits Story Club Magazine, and tries to write essays that make you feel things, or at the very least laugh.
1) Where have you traveled?
Taiwan, Spain (high school choir trip what what), parts of the East and West Coast, a lot of the Midwest, some of the South. Most recently, Hawaii. Oh, and Toronto. Sorry Canada, forgot about you for a minute.
2) What’s been your favorite trip so far?
I like all my trips for different reasons, but Hawaii was pretty amazing. My boyfriend’s parents are from Honolulu, we stayed with them and traveled around the entirety of Oahu. Obama’s homeland is very beautiful and feels like another country, it’s so lush and tropical. Plus, plate lunch.
3) What are three things you always take with you when you travel?
Fancy, tiny shampoo and conditioner
4) What’s your next destination?
Cleveland! I’m excited to see the house from A Christmas Story and take part in the newest branch of Story Club.
5) Give us one reason why you travel.
Seeing new places makes me feel interested and alive. I just groaned a little. But it’s true.