Live, Love and Learn
Dear Parler Paris Reader,
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I am reminded of “love.” In this case, the word means affection for another person…as I might love my daughter, a significant other, family or friends. But the word “love” has many other meanings…such as a strong predilection, enthusiasm or liking for just about anything.
Besides the important people in my life, there are clearly other “loves” that play an important role:
Let’s start with 1) Love of the Written Word.
Paris is awash with writers. They flock to Paris like moths to a flame. We all know about the famous Americans who called Paris home in the early part of the last century…like Hemingway, Stein, Miller and the others of the “Lost Generation.” Then came the recent wave of writers who share their Parisian adventures with you…like Diane Johnson, Adam Gopnik, Edmund White and the others we rub elbows with at the local readings and booksignings.
If the written word is written all over your forehead in neon lights screaming “I’m a writer inside this brain waiting to be freed!” — and you want to do more about it than just flash it to everyone who passes, then here’s your opportunity to put your pen where your mouth is.
This is where you will learn more about the Writing Salon and Other Adventures with James Nave — the path to experience the power of the imaginative storm!
Spend six days flooded by originality, experimentation, passion, and the alchemy that occurs when writers come together to share the joy of writing. Each Writing Salon is a lacuna in time: a place where you can leave your everyday life behind and take refuge in magnificent landscape, amazing conversation, great food, and an atmosphere crackling with creative spontaneity…
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This well-known international poet’s Creative Writing Workshop will take you to Centro Pokkoli, Vitorchiano, Italy …just an hour’s drive from Rome, situated in the stunning Tuscia region, a week-long immersion March 4 – 10, 2007 in the creative process enhanced by this extraordinary locale, its medieval architecture, breathtaking views, and of course, participation in an international community of writers.
To read more about it or register before it’s too late, click here to download the pd
f brochure or contact Cecilia Woloch at [email protected]
Moving on to 2) Love of the Creative Arts — Photography.
You all know how important a place photography has in my heart. About 17 years ago I started collecting photography — iconic images that wouldn’t let go of my imagination. They got framed and hung becoming fixtures in my life as relative as friends. Then, my daughter got the photo bug and now she’s making them from her own creative spirit. You’ve seen many this past year as the mascots to many Parler Paris issues. Often, the images she takes what sparks the words that get written in that day’s issue.
In honor of The Photo, I have teamed up with the Px3 Photography Competition — The “Prix de la Photographie, Paris” (Px3), which strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris.
Juried by leading editors, publishers, curators, gallery owners, consultants, creative directors, and art directors (and me!), Px3 brings the best of photography from across the globe to Paris. Winning photographs will be displayed in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book this coming June.
Anyone can enter the competition! — Professional photographers, non-professional photographers and student photographers. Watch out, though…the deadline is fast approaching — February 20, 2007! Click here NOW to learn more about it and enter so you won’t miss showing off your own photographic talents to an anxious audience.
Last, but not least, 3) Love of Food.
Yesterday you read about dining out in the City of Light and the Insider Paris Guide to Good Value Restaurants. Today we offer you a different kind of dining out. Take the train from Gare St. Lazare an hour and twenty minutes to Louviers, where you will walk through the small wooden door at On Rue Tatin, Susan Herrmann Loomis’ 15th-century Norman retreat, and enter a savory, aromatic world where culinary adventure awaits. With a glass of local apple cider in hand, you will watch Susan — an experienced cook and cooking teacher – prepare a dish, giving you hints and tricks along the way. You will then settle yourself at the dining table in On Rue Tatin’s cozy timbered dining room and enjoy a multi-course meal, which will include the dish that Susan demonstrated for you.
Come to Susan Herrmann Loomis’ and share both a culinary learning and sensual experience:
Click here now to learn more and reserve your place at Susan’s table.
Live, Love, and Learn…
A la prochaine…
“Live, Love and Learn”
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