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 Meeting of May 9, 2017

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Janet Hulstrand

Janet Hulstrand, writer, editor, writing coach, and teacher of writing and of literature spoke about "The Year of Renoir...a summer-long celebration of the Renoir legacy in Champagne." She settled in the town of Essoyes in the southern Champagne region 10 years ago after having picked grapes in the vineyards in 1978 and falling in love with the landscape and the village. It is here that Pierre Auguste Renoir lived with his wife where she had grown up. His presence is felt everywhere, from the newly restored Renoir home, to the exhibition space in the heart of the village known as Du Côté des Renoir as well as the many events that celebrate him.

Janet has become an expert on the subject of Renoir and Champagne, the region, and delighted us with a talk about this being the Year of Renoir, a department-wide celebration in the Aube, all centered in her town of Essoyes. The Renoir family home there, newly renovated, opens for the first time to the public on June 3rd. Many other events to celebrate the artist's life began April 30th and will continue through August. For the complete program, download the pdf

Janet also spoke about her writing workshops which take place in Essoyes and among our attendees were a few who had had the pleasure of participating in them. For more information about Janet's Writing from the Heart Workshops, visit her website or email Janet at [email protected].

In attendance was:

•    Carol Gillott
•    Carolyn Ihnot
•    Caryl Marsh
•    Cathleen Mangon
•    Deb and Sherrie Mukherjee
•    Denis Grassart
•    Don Hacker
•    Donna Blazevic
•    Donna Deeley
•    Eileen Walker
•    Elizabeth Fear
•    Ellen Hampton
•    Jane and Steve Hamblet
•    Jay van Wagener
•    John C. O’Connor
•    Karen Boyer
•    Kathy Borrus and Noel Klores
•    Libby Hunter
•    Linda Hervieux
•    Lois and Rob Mandel
•    Madalyn Moargoles
•    Margaret Cook
•    Marge Tucker
•    Mary Bartlett
•    Nancy Kissock
•    Patricia Evert
•    Patricia Laplante Collins
•    Patricia Wilson
•    Patty Sadauskas
•    Peter and Libby Hutt
•    Rohini Gupta
•    Sabrina Gasser
•    Talia Carner
•    Ted and Mary Johnson
•    William Jordan
•    Plus others who did not sign in!

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