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"THE INCREDIBLE FUN OF WRITING ABOUT TRAVEL"
Sunday 8 November 2009
18h30 - 22h30
(Happy Hour. Kathleen's Presentation. Dinner and Dessert. More Great Socializing.)
Our Guest Of Honor
Fulbright Professor in Paris, Pulitzer Nominee, Author
And International Writing Coach,
Kathleen Spivack is the author of six books: prose and poetry ( Doubleday; Graywolf, etc.) and has won numerous prizes and recognition for her literary work. Her work appears in the The New Yorker; Atlantic Monthly; The Paris Review and so forth --
as well as in scads of little mags you've never heard of!
Kathleen teaches in the US; in Paris; in the French University system, where she has worked since 1990. Her travel essays appear regularly in the Best Travel Writing series; and Best Travel Writing by Women. This year she won two Solas Awards for her travel writing; as well as an International Grand Prix for Best Travel Essay 2009.(Destination: The best story about a place that captures its essence and reveals its attractions, making the reader want to go there.) Visit http://www.besttravelwriting.com/btw-blog/category/great-stories/destination/
Known mostly for her writing in the field of belles lettres, Kathleen also taught Travel Writing for several years for the Holland America Line; specifically on the lovely cruise ship,the old "Rotterdam." (One of the many interesting writing/teaching gigs that enabled her to see a bit of the world.).Her son, Nova Spivack says of Kathleen on the occasion of the publication of her sixth book: My mother taught me how to write. She's a brilliant writer and poet who teaches widely in the USA and Europe... "Congratulations, mom, on a terrific new book of poems."
(Nova Spivack, Journal of Unusual News and Ideas: Straight from the Global Mind To Your Brain.) Visit: http://www.radarnetworks.com and http://www.twine.com
Kathleen Spivack will share her experiences and insights into the art of travel writing. She will share from a recently published travel essay; "By Any Other Name; a Love Story." A humorous presentation. And, of course, we'll have a lively discussion as always.
Kathleen's always very upbeat. It'll be fun!.
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At our friends' Vanessa and Colin Hulme's spacious and lovely apartment on rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris, just down from rue des Renard and BHV, metro Hotel
GREAT FOOD! International Cuisine. (Southern US, French or other European.and vegetable dishes lovingly prepared as always by Patricia)
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