Left Coast Writers®: Wanderland Writers - Wandering in Cuba (San Francisco Store)

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 6:00pm

Once again Wanderland Writers head south to explore—this time to Cuba, an island country that has paid a high price for self-determination:  revolution, isolation and hardship. But somehow this nation and its amazing people continue to reinvent themselves and fascinate us with their marvelous creativity and vitality. In Wandering in Cuba: Revolution and Beyond, work from Linda Watanbe McFerrin, Joanna Biggar, and more take readers from city to countryside, enjoying the history, the rhythms, the tastes, the sights, and the soul of this intriguing island nation. Everywhere, of course, we encountered its Revolution and recorded our understanding of its triumphs and failures. We met and wrote about traditional Cuba: its heroes—José Martí, Fidel, Che, Hemingway—and its enduring culture as found in food, music and its African-based religion, Santería. But we also experienced Cuba in its present reality, beyond the Revolution. We found poets, artists, filmmakers and a whole generation of young people who embrace and are shaping Cuba’s future.

You will meet them here.

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Linda Watanabe McFerrin and Joanna Biggar have floated down the Canal du Midi in France, danced in the sunlight of southern Greece, toasted the best of times in Ireland, devoured the culture and countryside of southern Italy, wandered through landscapes lost and found in Costa Rica, and explored the Indonesian island that is known as an earthly Paradise. In each destination, they eat and drink, laugh and get lost, explore and expound with their merry band of travel writers. And they always return with a varied collection of tales, some mystical, some funny, some terrifying—each told in a different, highly personal voice.

 

Location: 
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111