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Library Reading: Wandering in Andalusia: The Soul of Southern Spain

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Calendar | 1 comment

Library Reading: Wandering in Andalusia: The Soul of Southern Spain

Saturday, August 5th, 2017 || 11am Novato Public Library || Novato 1720 Novato Blvd, Novato CA 94947 In many ways, Andalusia, situated as it is, at the southern boundary of the Iberian Peninsula, is a crossroads, a caravansary where settlers from northern Europe, Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East have left their mark. Our writers went from Córdoba to Málaga, from Granada and its Alhambra to Cadíz to bring back stories of cities, rivers, coasts, plains, food, spirit and passion. All embarked upon new roads of discovery, and all were well rewarded in their investigations. These, after all, are the landscapes that inspired Cervantes, Lorca, Machado,...

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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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Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference 2016

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Calendar, Press | 0 comments

Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference 2016

We’re always so excited when we can report a special offer to our Wanderland Writers. Left Coast Writers will receive 10% off on the Intensive Writing Weekend for Y/A and Middle Grade Readers (7/16-7/17/16), the Mystery Writers Conference (7/28-7/31/16) and the Travel Writers Conference (8/11-8/14/16)! Sign up and receive the discount, or tell your literary pals they can join Left Coast Writer to receive this and so many other benefits. You’ll find all of the conferences listed on the Book Passage website, but here’s more info on one of our favorites: The Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference has an extraordinary,...

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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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