Best Women’s Travel Writing in Paris


Readings and discussion from the celebrated anthology,resized bwtw

The Best Women’s Travel Writing

Friday, March 6, 19:00 – 21:00

Salle de Conference

Columbia Global Centers Europe

Reid Hall

4 rue de Chevreuse 75006

Seating is limited



“Tell me,” poet Mary Oliver once wrote, “what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Oliver’s quote opensThe Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 10: True Stories from Around the World. Thirty celebrated writers invite you to ride shotgun as they travel the globe to discover new places, people, and facets of themselves. The essays are as diverse as the destinations, the common thread being fresh, compelling storytelling that will make you laugh, weep, wish you were there, or thank your lucky stars you weren’t. The Best Women’s Travel Writing speaks to the reasons why we travel – and how travel changes our lives.

Erin Byrne‘s widely published writing has won numerous awards, including Travelers’ Tales Solas Awards for Travel Story of the Year. Erin is writer of The Storykeeper, an award-winning film about occupied Paris, occasional guest instructor at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, and co-editor of Vignettes & Postcards From Paris, the first in a series of anthologies based on her workshops in different parts of the world.

Anne Korkeakivi is the author of the novel, An Unexpected Guest (Little, Brown & Co.; 2012), set within the expatriate community in Paris. Her short fiction and nonfiction have been published by The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Times (UK), The Yale Review, Ms., Travel & Leisure, Islands, The Millions, and many others. Anne has worked for the French publisher Flammarion. She currently lives in Switzerland and is working on a new novel.

Award-winning journalist Jayme Moye has written hundreds of narratives for more than 50 publishers including National Geographic and Fodor’s Travel Intelligence. Her travels have taken her from Afghanistan to Iceland in pursuit of the greatest stories ever told. In 2014, the North American Travel Journalists Association named her Travel Journalist of the Year.

Candace Rose Rardon is a writer and artist whose stories and sketches have appeared on sites such as BBC Travel, AOL Travel, World Hum, Gadling, and National Geographic Traveler’s Intelligent Travel blog. Her travel blog, The Great Affair, has been featured in The New York Times.

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