Who wants to go and listen to someone talk about an obscure Bosnian hotel for an hour?
Lots of people, apparently, since the room for the talk on an obscure Bosnian hotel was packed. And for good reason, since the talk was incredibly interesting.
It was a treat to hear Dr. Kenneth Morrison telli anecdotes about several hotels during war/conflict before talking about the Holiday Inn in Sarajevo during the Bosnian war. For the audience it was fascinating, and for creative writers like myself, the talk was a source of inspiration. The way Dr. Morrison told stories of members of the press in a hotel during these conflicts made it sound almost like a intense movie.
And if my praise still hasn't convinced you, and you're still asking the opening question, then I ask you this: why are you still reading who a blog post about someone listening to someone else talk about an obscure Bosnian hotel for an hour?