Wandering in Paris

This collection won first place at the London Book Festival, and first honorable mention at the Paris Book Festival.

They’re off on another adventure, this time to the City of Light. More than a city, Paris is actually a world of its own, and as these very imaginative literary wanderers discover, it’s a destination layered in time. Workshop leaders Linda Watanabe McFerrin and Joanna Biggar and their worldly companions uncover some surprising new facets of the much-celebrated metropolis. Their personal lives connect with all that makes Paris astounding. Addressing Parisian luminaries, art, fashion, music, cuisine, and passion, they present a sometimes shimmering, sometimes shadowy picture of a city that defies cliché.

“Wandering in Paris is not only one of my favorite things to do in the world, it’s also the title of this marvelous new collection of stories and poems. As you read through them, don’t be surprised if you hear the vice of Edith Piaf herself as she sings ‘C’est merveilleux.‘ ‘It’s marvelous.’ So is this transportive book.”

—Phil Cousineau
Author, The Art of Pilgrimage and The Book of Roads

No European civilization since Renaissance Florence has so spurred the artistic imagination as did the Paris of the 1920s and ’30s. Its pentimento lingers, as contemporary writers discover in our present the sensuous and seductive shadows of a storied past. Open the pages of Wandering in paris upon a patina of the incandescent city.

—Georgia Hesse
Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite (France) and
Founding Travel Editor, San Francisco Examiner