Join Porter Square Books for an evening with contributors to The Best Women's Travel Writing 2008, edited by Lucy McCauley. Reading with us will be:
Susan Freireich is the recipient of the 1998 Frances Shaw Fellowship at The Ragdale Foundation, and the 2005 Mildred Sherrod Bissinger Memorial Endowed Fellowship at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. She has also received support and time for her work from Norcroft, Hedgebrook, Blue Mountain Center, and Casa Libre en la Solana. Her work has appeared in Poetic Voices Without Borders and in The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2007 and The Best Women's Travel Writing 2008.
Tracy Slater is author of essays and articles in the US from the Boston Globe, Best Women's Travel Writing 2008, The Chronicle Review, and Post Road; and in Japan from The Asahi Weekly, Kansai Time Out, and Kansai Scene. She is also the founder of the Four Stories Boston, Osaka, and Tokyo literary series. She teaches writing at Boston University and has her PhD in English and American literature.
Terri Trespicio is a senior editor at Body and Soul magazine, writer, and public speaker. She has appeared on The Today Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Fox News, and NECN. She earned her M.F.A. in creative writing at Emerson College, and currently teaches editing in the publishing certificate program at Boston University. Her work has recently appeared in Boston Magazine, Boston Weddings, Lola, and Boston Globe magazine, where she's a regular contributor to the Coupling column. She lives in Waltham.
Kate Wheeler is an award-winning fiction writer and journalist. Once upon a time she was a Buddhist nun, but is now married and lives in Somerville. She teaches and practice meditation, and travels as much as she can. She's now at work on her second novel.
Lucy McCauley's travel essays have appeared in such publications as The Atlantic Monthly, The Los Angeles Times, Fast Company, Harvard Review, Science and Spirit, and Salon.com. She is series editor of Best Women’s Travel Writing and editor of three other Travelers’ Tales anthologies—Spain (1995), Women in the Wild (1998), and A Woman’s Path (2000), all of which have been reissued in the last few years. In addition, she has written case studies in Latin America for Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and now works as a developmental editor for publishers such as Harvard Business School Press. (booksense)