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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Roger Feuerman

“Signorina Kathleen, It is I, Casanova, from here in the 18thcentury. And not First Spritz Is Free contributor Roger Feuerman. He claims he is too exhausted from laboring to finish his Venetian young adult fiction novel and penning a new … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Piero Bellini

I was very fortunate to meet Piero Bellini many years ago when the artist Tony Green said that Piero could help me find an apartment for the summer. Since then, we’ve shared drinks in the Ghetto, live jazz music, a … Continue reading

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Dear Venice, Wish You Were Here #3

One of my students, who was here for the year from Germany, tried to help me translate and decipher this postcard, but some of the handwriting is beyond us.   This group wrote the postcard on a Monday, that is … Continue reading

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Casanova in Place: Well Received!

I’ve been silent–but not sleeping! No, I’ve been in Venice and have successfully brought to fruition the Casanova in Place Symposium. I’ll break it up into a few posts (rather than one long one) to share some highlights with you. … Continue reading

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Catching the Creative Process

I whipped out my camera to catch the creative process, as Manuel Carriòn demonstrated how he creates his series of inky watercolors. With a wet brush, he spontaneously draws lines and swirls reminiscent of Chinese calligraphy. Before this water can … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Christine Volker

Venice and books brought us together. Christine Volker actually lives quite near to me in the California Bay Area, but I didn’t know that until I learned about her new book, Venetian Blood. I read and reviewed it as part … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: Interview with Karen Koppett

As the latest in the series of interviews, “Venice, My Muse” this month talks to Karen Koppett, a water conservation specialist, zombie aficionado, and traveler. I’ve known Karen since high school, and we’ve been to Venice together four times over … Continue reading

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