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Joanna’s Preliminary Thoughts on Cuba List

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

                                Some suggested items to read, view or contemplate before our Cuban adventure. Books: Any standard guidebook will be helpful, but I always fall back on Lonely Planet for good basic information plus in-depth history. The Island of Cuba, by Alexander von Humboldt. The famous Prussian geographer, naturalist, explorer and linguist published this volume in 1856. I read an updated 2001 version published by Markus Weiner in Princeton and Ian Randle in Kingston, Jamaica. In addition to geographical...

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Wandering in Andalusia

Posted by on Nov 20, 2016 in Blog, Calendar | 0 comments

Wandering in Andalusia

Lovers of travel, Spain and sunny southern climes: You’re invited to join the editors and contributing writers for the fifth book in the award-winning Wanderland series, Wandering in Andalusia: The Soul of Southern Spain for book launch parties featuring wine, tapas and literary treats. In Andalusia we discovered a country ripe with contradiction: an arid landscape filled with lush gardens; the practice of elaborate Christian rituals in churches echoing a rich Islamic past; a land of bullfighters, gypsies, poets, philosophers and scholars; a place where duende and alegría coexist. As we spread out in this inviting territory, we encountered Columbus and the...

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Wandering in Cornwall reading at A Great Good Place for Books

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in Blog, Calendar, Cornwall, Press | 1 comment

Wandering in Cornwall reading at A Great Good Place for Books

Reading with Wanderland Writers at A Great Good Place for Books, Authors of Wandering in Cornwall: Mystery, Mirth, and Transformation in the Land of the Ancient Celts Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 || 7pm A Great Good Place for Books|| 6120 LaSalle Avenue Oakland, CA 94611 || http://www.ggpbooks.com/ It’s another Wanderland Writers celebration. Wine, snacks, readings, and a brand new book in the Wandering series. This time Wanderland Writers venture deep into Cornwall, exploring its castles, its contrast. They find, of course, its legacy of Camelot, the lingering shadows of Arthurian legend, tragic love, magic, and Merlin. They also find its sorrows, buried deep...

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Workshop: Making a Scene with Linda Watanabe McFerrin

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in Blog, Calendar, Press | 0 comments

Workshop: Making a Scene with Linda Watanabe McFerrin

Making a Scene Workshop with Linda Watanabe McFerrin Saturday, December 12th, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location: Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera, CA 94925 $120 Register here In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn to balance setting, character, and dialogue to create stellar scenes. Some of the exercises have given birth to award-winning work by past participants. Bring your laptop and/or paper and pen and discover how a good writer takes center stage on the page and holds it. Poet, travel writer, and novelist Linda Watanabe McFerrin (www.lwmcferrin.com) is a contributor to numerous newspapers,magazines and anthologies. She is the author of...

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Wandering in Cornwall reading at the Novato Public Library

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Blog, Calendar, Cornwall, Press | 0 comments

Wandering in Cornwall reading at the Novato Public Library

Saturday, Decmber 5th, 2015 || 11am Novato Public Library || Novato 1720 Novato Blvd, Novato CA 94947 It’s another Wanderland Writers celebration. Please help us welcome a brand new book into the series at the Novato Public Library. This time Wanderland Writers venture deep into Cornwall, exploring it’s castles, its contrast. They find, of course, its legacy of Camelot, the lingering shadows of Arthurian legend, tragic love, magic, and Merlin. They also find its sorrows, buried deep in its history like the now closed mines, where the windswept moors and jagged coasts made everyday events of shipwrecks, isolation, cave-ins. Yet, as workshop leaders Joanna...

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Southern Sampler Artists Colony 2016!

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Blog, Calendar, Press | 0 comments

Southern Sampler Artists Colony 2016!

Southern Sampler Artists Colony presents: The Heart in Art, 2016 Charleston, South Carolina April 20 – 27, 2016 Words . . . Images . . . Music Inspiring ties and friendly tides of the South Carolina Lowcountry Want to experience the real Charleston, celebrate belonging with new and old friends, discover the Gullah culture, bask in creative renewal, and feel the sand between your toes? Join us! Heartfelt Workshop Experiences: Writers Workshops Workshops are taught by award-winning author, Linda Watanabe McFerrin, as well as individual consults on your literary and creative projects.

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