Press Release 6/19/17

(Kent, Connecticut) – Have you ever dreamed of being a travel writer? Authors Lavinia Spalding and Marcia DeSanctis will discuss the art of travel writing: There She Goes: Two Travel Writers Tell Their Stories. This extraordinary conversation will take place on Saturday afternoon July 15, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard in Kent.

Lavinia Spalding is an award-winning writer and editor. She is series editor of The Best Women’s Travel Writing, author of Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler, and co-author of With a Measure of Grace, the Story and Recipes of a Small Town Restaurant. She introduced the reissued e-book edition of Edith Wharton’s classic travelogue, A Motor-Flight Through France, and her work has appeared in numerous publications including Tin House, Post Road, Yoga Journal, Sunset, Inkwell Journal, The Guardian UK, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The Best Travel Writing, volumes 9 and 10. To read more about Lavinia, go to laviniaspalding.com.

Marcia DeSanctis writes about health, beauty and wellness for Vogue and Town & Country magazines and is the author of the New York Times bestseller 100 PLACES IN FRANCE EVERY WOMAN WHOULD GO (Travelers’ Tales/Solas House). She is a former television news producer who worked for Barbara Walters, ABC, CBS, and NBC News. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Marie Claire, O the Oprah Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, Creative Nonfiction More, Tin House, and The New York Times.

Her travel essays have been widely anthologized, including five consecutive years in Best Woman’s Travel Writing and four in Best Travel Writing. She is the recipient of five Lowell Thomas Awards for excellence in travel journalism, including Travel Journalist of the Year in 2012 for her essays from Rwanda, Russia, Haiti and France, and two Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing.To read more about Marcia, go to marciadesanctis.com.

The brand-new edition of The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 11: True Stories from Around the World, which was edited by Spalding and includes an essay by DeSanctis, will be available for purchase and signing. This event is free & open to public. Please call the library or go to kentmemoriallibrary.org to register. For more information, call 860-927-3761 or go to kentmemoriallibrary.org.