Lively reading on October 23 in SF. Please join us!

Diane LeBow has been invited to read at the first anniversary celebration on October 23 of Weekday Wanderlust (Wednesday night this month). Diane will be reading either about her birthday dinner with Corsican terrorists, a decade-long love affair with a French baron from Brittany or some of her adventures in Afghanistan. This lively monthly reading series featuring Bay Area travel writers is hosted by Don George, Kimberly Lovato and Lavinia Spalding. The group meets at the Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter St., San Francisco. Drinks are at 6 p.m., readings at 7 p.m.

“The Infelicities of Travel: Gems Among the Ruins” included in BATW Anthology

Diane’s story “The Infelicities of Travel: Gems Among the Ruins” was recently published in the Bay Area Travel Writer’s 2012 Anthology entitled, “Travel Stories from Around the Globe.”

The anthology was juried by Julia Cosgrove, Editor-in-Chief of AFAR magazine; John Flinn, former Travel Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle; and Janet Fullwood, former Travel Editor of the Sacramento Bee. The 23 stories included were selected from some 60 submissions, taking readers through Europe and Great Britain, the Americas, Pacific Rim, Africa, Tibet, and India, capturing the timeless spirit of travel.

Watch her read the story at the book launch event.

“Travel Writing: Enriching your Travels Through Writing” Class

February 8-March 14, 2012, in San Francisco.
Diane will be teaching this course for  the Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning, San Francisco State: Wednesday 3-5 p.m. Registration begins after January 3, 2012, on line at Olli.sfsu. edu. (415) 817-4243 Limited enrollment. Please share this invitation with friends and colleagues.

Class Description:
From earliest times, humans have been drawn to stories, adventures, and wanderings. In this era of globalization, more and more people are traveling and recounting their experiences, as well as exploring varieties of approaches to travel and writing. During our six weeks together, we’ll examine techniques and ideas to make your travel and writing even more meaningful and enjoyable. From pre-trip planning, fishing for details and story ideas while on the road, to crafting a well-told tale—whether for publication, friends and family, or your own pleasure and memories—we’ll work together to share ideas regarding travel and writing, workshop our writing, and enjoy turning our adventures into stories.

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The new anthology, “France, A Love Story, women write about the French experience” edited by Camille Cusumano (Seal Press) has just hit the bookstores and is flying off the shelves.