Events & Appearances

2018 has me globe-hopping again…and again…and again!

If you’ll be at one of these places please be sure to come introduce yourself, and let’s talk travel, writing, photography, and life!

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 5PM at The Salvation Army, Indiana, PA

An American Life in South Africa
K-12 Students who are enrolled in The Ark of Learning program are invited to join MarLa Sink Druzgal for a one-hour presentation as she shares photos, audio and video of her time in the country, while busting a few myths and recounting a few adventures. Presentation will include an exhibit of crafts and other items from the country.
Q&A following the talk.

Host: The Salvation Army Ark of Learning Tutoring Program
Call to Enroll your K-12 child: 724.465.2530 EXT. 14


Monday, April 2nd, 2018, 7PM at Indiana County Free Library

Zim, Zam and the Smoke that Thunders

Join MarLa Sink Druzgal as she recounts swimming in ‘The Devil’s Pool’ at the top of Victoria Falls. See photos and video of the waterfall known as The Smoke that Thunders. Also learn about the wildlife and safari travel of the Vic Falls area of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, and Botswana known as the Four Corners Region of southern Africa.



Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018, 7PM at Blue Spruce County Lodge

Birds of Southern Africa
Bird enthusiasts will enjoy this one-hour presentation of the colorful, crazy birds of southern Africa. Bird calls will accompany the photo and video presentation by MarLa Sink Druzgal. See and hear the bird with “The Call of Africa,” and listen to folklore and behavioral accounts of the vibrant, flying wildlife of the country. Presentation will include an exhibit of crafts and other items related to birds of southern Africa, along with a Q&A following the talk.

Sponsored by Todd Bird Club


April 13-15 Stockholm Writers Festival in Stockholm, Sweden

In addition to the festival I’ll be stopping by Pippi Longstocking’s house, visiting the ABBA museum, and taking a Viking Tour. Watch for opportunities to receive a postcard featuring ABBA, Pippi, Vikings, or Stockholm city!


Monday, April 23rd, 2018, 7PM at Indiana County Free Library

Wild Thing: Safari Adventures in Southern Africa
Ever wondered about those crazy adventure travelers who find themselves confronted by a wild leopard one morning while still in their skivvies? MarLa Sink Druzgal talks big cats, charging elephants, and seeing a few too many “NatGeo” moments up close during her life and travels in southern Africa. Enjoy a wild, multi-media presentation of iconic national parks: Okavango Delta in Botswana; Etosha in Namibia; and Kruger National Park in South Africa.


May 8-10 Africa’s Travel Indaba at Durban ICC in Durban, South Africa


June 20-July 12 Athens and Northern Greece


October 16 – Nov 08 Pa Gya! Literary Festival (Panelist) in Accra; and Touring Ghana

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