Wandering in Paris at the Alliance Francaise

The Paris Wanderland Writers are going to be reading from Wandering in Paris: Luminaries and Love in the City of Light at the Alliance Francaise in December! Join us for delicious bites and delightful tales. The reading will take place on December 12th, from 6:00-8:00at the Alliance Francaise at 1345 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109.

The Alliance Française de San Francisco is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and enhance the knowledge and appreciation of French and Francophone culture, to increase the knowledge of the French language, and to encourage interaction among French, Francophone and American people through programs in education and the arts.

about the book:

“At last I have come into a dreamland …” famed Abolitionist and American author, Harriet Beecher Stowe, once said of Paris.

There is, indeed, a dreamlike quality to Paris. A crossroads of time, culture and personality, it seems a place where the layers that separate us from our imaginings become permeable. The glamour of the past and the promise of the future, merge in the present moment,  just as Gil Pender, the aspiring writer-hero of Woody Allen’s 2011 romantic comedy, Midnight in Paris, discovers. Gil encounters Alice B. Toklas, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and more, in his nostalgic meanderings.

A group of writers gathered on the Left Bank in September 2012. They lost themselves in the food, the fashion, the art, the music, the architecture, café society, and the many faces of love. But sometimes it goes dark in the City of Light. Our writers also had to contend with Parisian bureaucracy, intercultural tension, French engineering, and what lurks beneath the City’s very fashionable surface.

The lights go off and on for all of us. Why do we keep coming back to this dazzling metropolis like moths to the flame? Because the roads that lead us to Paris, to personality, to passion, lead to our very selves.

As Audrey Hepburn once said, “Paris is always a good idea.”

Join us for wine, snacks and more than a taste of Paris when Wanderland Writers editors, Linda Watanabe McFerrin and Joanna Biggar, and contributors to the newest Wanderland Writers anthology toast the City of Light.

Readers will include:

  • Linda Watanabe McFerrin
  • Joanna Biggar
  • Antoinette Constable
  • Cindy Rasicot
  • Laurie McAndish King
  • Kitty Hughes
  • Unity Barry
  • Mary Brent Cantarutti
  • Anne Sigmon