Après Midi

Aprés Midi 10-7-18

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 Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi Paris, France

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi Paris, France

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi Paris, France

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi Paris, France

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi Paris, France

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi Paris, France

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi Paris, France

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi Paris, France

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi Paris, France

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi Paris, FranceAdrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi Paris, France

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi Paris, France

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi Paris, France

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi Paris, France


kathleen Spivack
Kathleen Spivack, has been a long-standing friend and mentor for me personally for many years. Her writing and teaching is legendary among the American literary community in Paris and Boston where she lives most of the year. An author of 10 books of prose and poetry, Kathleen has received major literary prizes and her work appears in magazines, anthologies and collections. At Après Midi, to a large group of fans and friends, she read from her latest novel, "Unspeakable Things," a novel about European refugee intellectuals who had come to New York during the Second World War. Begun in France while the Maurice Papon Trials were going on, Kathleen weaves her own family’s experience as immigrant refugees with her encounters with individuals she met when she lived and taught in the French university system off and on for almost 30 years. France has been a home and a temporary way stop for people escaping oppression, and this is why Kathleen was so very happy to be able to share this novel with us.She also shared her knowledge as a teacher and mentor to other budding writers, through a Q and A series that opened up the audience to share their own stories and sentiments about the trials and tribulations of writing...whether it be memoir, fiction, non-fiction, journalism, poetry or prose. Kathleen is a seasoned professional from whom we all learned more than we dreamed we would, in the short space of an après midi. In attendance were:•    Antonia Alexandra Klimenko
•    Brenda Hough
•    Carol and Tom Cason
•    Claire Bruyère
•    Dorota Jablonski
•    Elsie Dia
•    Jack Lampert
•    Janet Connelly
•    Janet Hoover
•    Joan Hirayama
•    Jodi and Jonathan Hensley
•    Katherine Hanley
•    Leslie Sovich
•    Lew Weinstein
•    Louraine Arkfeld
•    Margot Taureck
•    Meg Bortin
•    Nancy Kissock
•    Odile Hellier
•    Pat Le Blanc
•    Pat Lenny
•    Patricia Laplante Collins
•    Patty Sadauskas
•    Richard Miller
•    Sabrina Gasser
•    Sharon Berg
•    Sharon Carr
•    Tiffany Arness
•    Vida Schreibman
•    Virginia Larner
•    William Jordan
•    Yael Menasse Friedberg
•    Plus others who did not sign in!

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi Paris, France

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi Paris, France

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi Paris, France

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi Paris, France

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi Paris, France

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi Paris, France