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he Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 12 with Editor Lavinia Spalding (Virtual Event)
December 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
Travelers’ Tales announces publication of the newest collection in the award-winning series that invites you to travel along with intrepid female nomads as they wander the globe. The essays in The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 12: True Stories from Around the World, edited by Lavinia Spalding and illustrated by Colette Hannahan, transport readers to secret corners of place and emotion, on adventures far-ranging and vivid. Joining Lavinia for the Volume 12 book launch are contributors: Eva Holland, whose essay is about survival in the Canadian arctic; Sivani Babu who wrote about returning to her grandparents’ home, a book publishing print house in Rajahmundry, India; Alia Volz who traveled to Cuba to settle a debt; and Naomi Melati Bishop, born in Indonesia, whose story is about travel on stolen tickets. Introduction by Travelers’ Tales Executive Editor, Larry Habegger.
Lavinia Spalding has edited five previous editions of The Best Women’s Travel Writing. She is the author of Writing Away and the co-author of With a Measure of Grace and This Immeasurable Place, and she introduced the e-book edition of Edith Wharton’s classic travelogue, A Motor-Flight Through France. Lavinia’s work appears in such publications as Tin House, Longreads, Yoga Journal, Sunset, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The Guardian, and has been widely anthologized. Her AFAR essay “Playing by Heart” received a Lowell Thomas Gold Award and was recognized by The Best American Travel Writing. She is also a public speaker and teacher. When she isn’t leading international writing workshops, she lives with her family in New Orleans and on Cape Cod. Find more at laviniaspalding.com.