Category Archives: Writing

Coach Me, Casanova!

Well, don’t coach ME, Casanova! It’s actually the name of a new novel by New Yorker Roger Feuerman. Here’s the description: “Can a dating zero become a romantic hero? All I had to do was fall into a different century. … Continue reading

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Three Venice Crime Authors at Studium Tomorrow (or Today, Depending where you are!)

I just learned that on Thursday, October 13 at 6:00 pm in Venice, three writers will be discussing their work at Libreria Studium in Venice. It will also be live streamed on Facebook for those who can’t attend. As you … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Palazzo Ottoboni-Fiano

This is the site of the Palazzo Ottoboni-Fiano, at the Piazza di San Lorenzo in Lucina address #4, which Casanova visited in 1770. He had received a letter of introduction written by the Venetian nobleman Signor Zulian to his sister, … Continue reading

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Venetian Lives Event Videos

In case you’d like to see the videos from the Venetian Lives interview, they’re available on Facebook for about 25 more days. Graziella Giusto hosted me at her new atelier / artist’s workshop in Cannaregio, Venice, on June 11. Author … Continue reading

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Venetian Lives Event Was a Success!

Yesterday Graziella Giusto and her husband Agostino welcomed me and our friends to their new atelier to discuss and celebrate my books. Tucked away in a side street in Cannaregio, the beautiful space they have created is perfect for such … Continue reading

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The Newest Casanova Biography

A couple weeks ago my newsfeed blew up with articles about the newest biography on Casanova: Adventurer: The Life and Times of Giacomo Casanova. This review by the Guardian calls C a “career criminal” and particularly focuses on incest, pedophilia, … Continue reading

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #20

This postcard is a bit different from the others in that it was sent from Rome to Venice, but it is still an image of Venice. The sender, Bob, will explain this shortly. Here’s the text, which I think I’ve … Continue reading

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Reminder! Conference on Venice Sustainability Is This Saturday!

The Guild of St George is offering its Voices from Venice free, one-day virtual conference on Saturday, April 2, 2022. It begins at 9:00 am (London Time)–which means a crazy 1:00 am for me in California! But you’ll see me … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace, My Friend

I am very sorry to share the news that Marco Leeflang has passed away. He was a dear friend, a generous scholar, a dedicated Casanovist, and a lively soul. Marco’s enthusiasm, knowledge, and gifts inspired me to continue my study … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–St. Peter’s Basilica

Not surprisingly, Casanova visited St. Peter’s Basilica, Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano in Italian, one of the world’s largest churches, and the center of Catholicism. Most likely he attended mass there multiple times, and it’s known that he … Continue reading

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