Tag: travel writing
As with any genre, travel writing can be deliberately formulaic or ambitiously literary, depending on the writer’s intent and/or ability. From Petrarch to Percy Shelley to Tom Bissell, authors have used travel as backdrops for larger themes. Petrarch’s Ascent of Mount Ventoux (1336) makes mountain climbing an allegory for spiritual growth. Historians disagree as to…
Bill EctricA History of Connecticut Wine, Afoot in Connecticut, Ascent of Mount Ventoux, Bridgeport, Bridgeport CT, Eric D. Lehman, geography, Hamden, history, Kelly Lynn Thomas, metafiction, Michael Abraham, Paganism, Percy Shelley, Petrarch, Stuart McGehee, The Goddess Espana, The Spine of the Virginias, Tom Bissell, travel, travel writing, witch
On her metafictional travel memoir-in-progress, The Goddess España, Kelly Lynn Thomas says: I’ve spent two years polishing and refining this book from a more academic-oriented experiment in how to combine fiction and nonfiction to a beautiful travel memoir with wonderful short stories scattered throughout. I say that not to brag, but because I’m confident that…
Afoot in Connecticut
I’ve been enjoying these video clips from Eric Lehman’s blog, The Myth of Home. I’ll be back soon with another Wadsworth Camp update.