Friday, September 17, 2010

Bonjour, Auvillar!

Yes, I'm back in the Southwest of France in the beautiful village of Auvillar!
Auvillar is actually one of France official "Most Beautiful Villages."  And it really is a most enchanting place with a limestone houses and stone walls, colorful gardens, a gorgeous cathedral and an ancient washing well--everything dating back to the 11th century!

I am here to teach a writing workshop through the auspices of VCCA
 (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts).
What fabulous students have arrived!  Five beautiful, funny, charming and very talented femmes!
We had a lovely welcome dinner and apertifs at le Moulin a Nef with the wonderful artist Cheryl Fortier and her group of painters.  This is Cheryl in her studio.

What a lovely beginning to eight glorious days in Auvillar!  Bonjour, Happiness!


  1. Oh how exciting if the wedding wasn't enough now you are in France!
    Say hi to Cheryl for me!
    Good luck with your book and I am excited to read the new one!
    Post lots of pics so we can see what you are doing!

  2. Thanks Leslie! It's been a whirlwind! I will be sure to send you the new book when it comes out in April. In the meantime, I send lots of love,


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