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A Parisian Escape

Sharon Knapp

Well the time has come! The Writers & Books Gala is just a bit over two weeks away. Thanks to W&B summer intern Katherine, we have a blog that will let you all know just what to expect when you come to the biggest fund raiser of the year!


Always wanted to party Hemmingway? The last time you watched Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, did you wish you were the one with the chance to be magically transported into an earlier time and talk literature with Gertrude Stein, or go dancing with the Fitzgeralds? Do you yearn for simpler times, before ipads, Tivos, and Twitter?  I think we’ve all been there at some point or another. If you’re anything like me, maybe you would be content simply to stroll through the whimsical streets of Paris in the rain. What could be better than sitting by the Seine on a sunny afternoon, absorbed in an old novel you picked up from a street vendor? Is there anything more culturally fulfilling than walking leisurely through the Latin Quarter, absorbing the sights and sounds of the city, or sitting in some quaint outdoor café, writing in the same spot where your favorite author of The Lost Generation penned their first novel?


Well, this is your chance! No, sadly, we cannot provide everyone with a plane ticket to Paris (don’t we wish). However, we are offering you the next best thing. Come join us at Nixon Peabody on Saturday, September 7th  from 7:00 to 10:00 PM, for our Writers & Books Gala entitled Ernest Hemingway’s A Movable Feast: A Late Summer FeteTurn off your iphone, log off of Facebook (after an obligatory status update of course), and trade in your jeans for flapper dresses, berets, and top hats so that you may truly be transported into the heart of the roaring 20’s, Paris style.  Relax while enjoying cocktails, music, and live performances from local writers and allow yourself a glimpse into the dazzling world of your favorite authors. Although you may not have the time or energy to go on a full-fledged visit to France, like Hemmingway said, Paris “stays with you…it is a moveable feast,” and we fully intend to bring the thrills and charms of Parisian life to your backyard.


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