Linda Watanabe McFerrin and Joanna Biggar have floated down the Canal du Midi in France, danced in the sunlight of southern Greece, toasted the best of times in Ireland, devoured the culture and countryside of southern Italy, wandered through landscapes lost and found in Costa Rica, and explored the Indonesian island that is known as an earthly Paradise.
In each destination, they eat and drink, laugh and get lost, explore and expound with their merry band of travel writers. And they always return with a varied collection of tales, some mystical, some funny, some terrifying—each told in a different, highly personal voice.
“Like renting a frangipani-scented hut, kicking back and sharing the sensory wonderland that is Bali with a bunch of your fast friends — if your friends knew how to tell really good stories.”
— Spud Hilton, Travel Editor
San Francisco Chronicle
“For centuries, Bali has drawn souls from east and west to its natural beauty, mystical spirituality, and captivating arts. This collection of stories, poems, and photographs offers multiple windows from which to view this engaging place, all presented with rhythms and moods as melodic as the sound of the gamelan.”
— Larry Habegger, Executive Editor
Travelers’ Tales Books
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In a word: Paris!
The rumor is true … this year’s writing adventure will be our own “September Song” in Paris. Please join us for the week of September 9-15, 2012, in one of two spacious, elegant apartments in a charming Left Bank neighborhood.
Join us for walks among the falling leaves along the Seine, for soulful sits in famous literary cafés, for sumptuous dining, for exploring Paris’s varied and magical arrondisements by Métro, bus and on footCome with us for literature, both to create it through our own writing, honed during five workshops and individual one-on-one sessions, and through connecting with great writers who have lived and worked there before us and some who live and play there today.
Come with us to see and experience art in museums and galleries, in architecture, design, and style, and most importantly, in l’art de vivre.
Come with us for food, as we share feasts, both in fine restaurants, and in meals we shop for and cook ourselves.
Come with us for the celebration, for the joy of literary camaraderie in the City of Light.
Literature, art, food—we will find them from the heights of Montmartre to the streets of the Marais to the boulevards of Montparnasse and the narrow, medieval lanes of the Latin Quarter. We have secrets about the city we want to share!
Then join us for the beautiful Wandering in Paris anthology, which will include one or more of the stories you write on this journey. Yes, this party continues once we return with tales to publish for you, stories that will last a lifetime.
All this and much more for $2,400 (shared apartment/room costs, most meals, transportation and entrance fees included).
Soyez la bienvenue, nos amis.
Linda and Joanna
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