LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: The Writing Road-Writers and Editors Discuss Travel and Travel Writing Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com Join us for the LCW September Salon on Sunday, September 3rd at 7pm,at Book Passage in Corte Madera, rather than Monday, the 4th (Labor Day). As we gear up for the fall season, a great time to hit the road, the focus will be travel and travel writing. We’ll have a panel of expert writers and editors on hand to talk about journeys and the many ways to document them. It’ll be more of a Labor Day Weekend Celebratory Gathering, so wine will be served, and we are opening the salon up to our members’ and speakers’ guests. Just let us know who you are inviting, so that we can add them to the guest list. Travel Panel: Susan Alcorn, travel writer and long-distance trekker, has walked more than 3,000 miles in Spain, France, Portugal, and Switzerland, on Camino de Santiago pilgrimage routes. From her first walk across Spain, came her book,Camino Chronicle: Walking to Santiago, which was named finalist for the prestigious 2007 Ben Franklin award for Best Travel Essay. Susan Alcorn has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro; journeyed to Torres del Paine, Chile, to hike its famous circuit route (from which came Patagonia Chronicle); and completed the Pacific Crest Trail. Although she is not averse to traveling by car, boat, train, plane, bus, and rail, she believes that on foot is often the best way to get acquainted intimately with the people, culture, and land through which she travels. Her upcoming book, Caminos Norte and Primitivo: Paths and Interludes, will be released this fall.
LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK PARTY: Vignettes and Postcards: Writings From the Evening Writing Workshop at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, Paris, Fall, 2011 with Erin Byrne Monday, August 13, 6pm Book Passage || Ferry Plaza San Francisco || www.bookpassage.com You are invited to journey to an intimate neighborhood in 1950s Texas, the rue de Seine during the flood of 1910, and a 1960s political uprising in Brazil; to meet characters like Leila, an Algerian woman living in the outskirts of Paris, and Lilia, a young ballerina dancing inside a painting; to inhale the scent of warm cinnamon bread, to hear the pealing of bells from high up on an Italian hillside, and to walk upon the paving stones of Paris. Vignettes & Postcards: Writings From the Evening Writing Workshop at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, Paris, Fall, 2011 is a collection of twenty-six stories by writers from all over the world, springing from the workshop “Leaping into the Void,” taught by award-winning writer Erin Byrne. Edited by Byrne and Anna Pook, ongoing instructor of the workshop, the stories of Vignettes & Postcards represent a variety