Lavinia Spalding, Andrew McCarthy and I will be taking the amphitheater stage on July 29 at 4pm in Washington, CT at the Five Senses Festival. And here we are.
Join me, Stacey Resnikoff, Lauren Grodstein and moderator Kelly MacFarland at the French Cultural Center, 53 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA at 4 pm for our BBF event, Writing in Paris. Here is the link to the event: http://bit.ly/2ytRfoJ
Come celebrate Travelers’ Tales/Solas House new best-of anthology, The Soul of a Great Traveler, where I will be reading ‘Masha’, along with many writers – Erin Byrne, Keith Skinner, Michael Shapiro, Lisa Alpine, and Brad Newsham, reading their award-winning stories. Friday, November 11 at 7 pm, in Corte Madera.
Why There are Words presents: Adventure, and I will be reading about Morocco, with Erin Byrne, Kimberley Lovato, and others on November 9, 2017 at 7 pm. Here is the link to the event: http://www.whytherearewords.com/2017/10/14/why-there-are-words-presents-adventure-in-sausalito-november-9/
My essay for The New York Times Modern Love column performed by Oscar and Emmy nominated actress Angela Bassett, on the Modern Love Podcast. Brian Rea
This was quite a bit of fun, to have the chance to speak with Pauline and Arthur Frommer about 100 Places in France on ABC Radio – the same day as my friend and colleague Lavinia Spalding. My interview, April 9 hour 1, here.
My friend and editor Lavinia Spalding and I will be speaking together at Women’s Travel Fest. Kelly Lewis has put together an amazing event in New Orleans. And here we are, on stage.
For a while, I worked as a French teacher, a permanent substitute filling in for stretches at a time. The experience changed my life, and I wrote about it. The essay is in this new anthology from Creative Nonfiction.
Last year, I wrote an essay about my mother and her love of Morocco. This week, it won a Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers in the Personal Comment category. It’s my fifth essay that has been honored by the SATW, and it gets more exciting every time. Here’s what the […]
Another lovely volume from Travelers’ Tales/Solas House, with a terrific introduction by Rolf Potts. My memoir essay from Morocco is in this anthology.
My friend Erin Byrne edited these two marvelous collections of travel stories: Vignettes and Postcards from Morocco and Vignettes and Postcards from Paris. I’m very excited to have essays in both of them.nt
I’ve been asked a lot lately how I became a travel writer. The answer is, by accident. But it was this story – about a woman I met in Moscow, a memoir from the Cold War – that launched my career. I submitted it everywhere (and I mean everywhere – one fancy editor said, “There’s not enough […]
It’s a thrill to be interviewed by one of the great travel writers, Rolf Potts, author of the iconic book, VAGABONDING. Just doing the interview has made me want to get on a plane. Thanks Rolf!
I never thought I’d contribute to the vast canon of writers-on-writing essays, but here is one, called ‘There is No Handbook for This’ that I wrote about second-career writers (like me) for The Millions.
I write about this photo – me long ago in Morocco – in my story ‘Time or the Sahara Wind.’ Scroll down, way down: this essay won a Gold Solas Award for travel memoir – my favorite category, in fact. It’s an honor. I’d like to thank…….Travelers’ Tales/Solas House for keeping the travel essay alive, thriving […]