LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Wanderland Writers, the Editors and Writers of Wandering in Costa Rica Saturday, December 11, 2010 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera || 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com Readers, writers, travelers—adventuresome to armchair—and lovers of Costa Rica, you won’t want to miss an evening of exciting travel tales about this popular Central American destination. When workshop leaders Linda Watanabe McFerrin and Joanna Biggar gathered a baker’s dozen of their favorite travelers and writers, they had no idea how transformative the journey would be. Nurtured and inspired in an environment beyond compare, the assembled explored Costa Rica, gathering tales from across the country. From rainforests, volcanoes, tropical beaches, butterfly gardens, colorful towns and villages, the writers wandered the country and brought back a fine collection of poetry and stories that present Costa Rica in richly personal style. Editors Linda Watanabe McFerrin and Joanna Biggar and writers Laurie McAndish King, Thanasis Maskaleris, Nancy Alpert, Anne Sigmon and Mary Jean Pramik will be sharing accounts of some of the adventures written during a stay at Lenny and Joan’s fabulous Finca del Fango Suerte. Read about tropical rainforests and butterflies, serpents and attack-monkeys, coffee workers and musicians. More than twenty short stories and poems by travel writers from Costa Rica and abroad comprise this delightful anthology of travel literature about one of the world’s favorite vacation spots.