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24 Paris with Author Erin Byrne: Travel, Shakespeare and Company, Writing, and Magical Gui…

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Happy Easter!

Author, filmmaker, and LitWings founder Erin Byrne has had - and continues to have - a long love affair with Paris. She’s written and edited books about it, and is currently working on another. She’s made a film here. She holds an annual event here.

I talked with Erin about how it all began, the books and film, and, of course, her recent LitWings event, which was the impetus for my own trip. We also talked magical guides, past and present; writing; Erin’s time at a Paris institution, Shakespeare & Company bookstore; travel; and much more. We went deep, we had a lot of laughs. Erin even decided to hijack my close! :o

Erin Byrne is the author of Wings: Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France, editor of two Vignettes & Postcards anthologies—one for Paris and one for Morocco—and she is writer of The Storykeeper film. Erin’s travel essays, poetry, fiction, and screenplays have won many awards including three Grand Prize Solas Awards, the Foreword Indies Book of the Year, an Accolade Award for film, and the Pinnacle Achievement Award. Erin is Travel Writing curator for The Creative Process Exhibition, which was launched at the Sorbonne and travels to the world’s leading universities. Her screenplay, Siesta, is in pre-production in Spain, and she is working on a novel set in the Paris Ritz during the occupation.

Next show Artist, author, and Creative Process Exhibition founder Mia Funk.


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