LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK PARTY: Diane LeBow, MJ Pramik & Kate Crawford
Please join our Left Coast Writers Travelers’ Tales Solas Award winners and honorees and contributors to The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010 for an evening of wine and wonderful stories about travel. Diane LeBow will read from her Afghan story, “Tea in Kabul,” winner of the Solas Gold Award for Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010. MJ Pramik will read from her Solas Award winning tale about Running in Puglia. Kate Crawford will be reading from her Solas Award winning story, “Elephant Driving 101.”
Since the publication of A Woman’s World in 1995, Travelers’ Tales has been publishing award-winning books by and for women. They continue this tradition with The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010, the sixth collection in our annual series guaranteed to inspire women to take their first trip—or to continue exploring the world with wit, soul, and verve, as so many adventurous women do each and every day.
This best-selling, award-winning series presents the finest accounts of women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples — and themselves. The common threads connecting the stories are a woman’s perspective and lively storytelling to make the reader laugh, cry, wish she were there, or be glad she wasn’t. From climbing a volcano in Ecuador to running a kennel for pariah dogs in India to helping prepare meals in Iran, the points of view and perspectives are global and the themes eclectic, including stories that encompass spiritual growth, hilarity and misadventure, high adventure, romance, solo journeys, stories of service to humanity, family travel, and encounters with exotic cuisine.
In The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010:
- A search for the perfect wave in New Zealand provides a lesson in love
- Curiosity leads to an understanding of political activism and human rights in Burma
- A childless American is adopted by a six-year-old and becomes part of the family in Italy
- Cultural understanding deepens in surprising ways through language lessons in
- On a fact-finding mission in Afghanistan, a retired professor learns that peace is
- A day on a nude beach in the Netherlands gives a self-described “prude” a new appreciation of body types, and comfort with her own
…and much more.Travelers’ Tales books luxuriate in that complicated, beautiful, shadowy place where the best stories begin, and the most compelling characters roam free.”