Travel Journal Writing Workshop

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Branch Location: 
Buena Vista Branch Library

A NOVEL DESTINATIONS PROGRAM -- SUMMER READING CLUB FOR GROWN-UPS

Susan Van AllenA blank travel journal can become the most treasured souvenir of your trip. You can fill it with emotional snapshots--from expectations, to first impressions, to surprising discoveries. When you pick it up years later, this journal transports you back years and across miles. Become inspired with travel writer Susan Van Allen.

Susan Van Allen's love for Italy stems from her maternal grandparents, who emigrated from Southern Italy. She was born in Newark, New Jersey, and grew up on the Jersey shore amidst wonderful food and drama. When she first stepped off the train into Roma Termini in 1976, she got hooked on Italian travel. Since then she's explored the country up and down the boot--visiting relatives, immersing herself in the country's masterpieces and culture, taking language and cooking classes, and going on boating, biking, and hiking adventures. She's written about Italian travel for many media outlets, including National Public Radio, Town & Country, Student Traveler, Tastes of Italia, Chicago Daily Herald, several Travelers Tales anthologies (including Best Travel Writing 2009), and CNN.com. Van Allen has also written Letters from Italy and 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go.

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