Tag Archives: zattere

Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Candace Magner

Candace Magner is a lyric singer, baroque guitarist, and musicologist. She created the website BarbaraStrozzi.com to collect all the known information, and has now finished publishing The Complete Works of Barbara Strozzi along with co-editor Dr. Richard Kolb through her … Continue reading

Posted in Italian heritage, Venice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another Truth

I know, I know—tourists are ruining Venice. We hear it all the time. They come in and stay too short a time, eat a slice of pizza, drop their empty water bottles all over the place, stop atop every bridge … Continue reading

Posted in Italian heritage, Venice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Murder Can Be Fun, Too

When I taught freshman English for many years, it was all about suicide. Romeo and Juliet. Antigone. Dead Poets Society. Eek! How could we have any fun in a classroom like that? And yet we still found ways to play … Continue reading

Posted in Venice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Philip Gwynne Jones

I was first introduced to Philip Gwynne Jones through our mutual friend, author Gregory Dowling, and now Philip is contributing to an upcoming book I’m putting together. He is a Welsh author living and working in Venice. He first came … Continue reading

Posted in Venice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Gilded Age

Have you ever moved in close to one of those early Renaissance panels with the gold leaf and really looked at the layers and colors and textures of it? The way the gold has a red undercoat, and how little … Continue reading

Posted in Venice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments