Erin Byrne, Author, Wings: Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France
This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.
France is steeped in refined traditions, with its rich history, exquisite art, robust culture and varied cuisine. Erin Byrne's essays draw upon her trips, from Cézanne’s studio in Aix-en-Provence to a tiny village in the Jura Mountains, from a Left Bank neighborhood bistro to a plain high above the Normandy beaches. She collects stories, characters, tastes and secrets that act as ingredients for change, and then digs deeper to uncover meaning. Henri Cartier-Bresson issues a challenge, Sainte Geneviève offers resilience, Salvador Dalí seduces, Picasso entertains, and a wrought iron sign portends the future.
Wings, which won the Paris Book Festival award for travel genre, is about the gifts that we all glean from our travels.
Location: 555 Post Street, San Francisco
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Program organizer: George Hammond
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