FOREWORD INTRODUCTION GENIUS LOCI, OR THE SOUL OF PLACE PART ONE: READING THE LANDSCAPE PART TWO: THE SOUL OF PLACES SACRED AND PROFANE: PILGRIMS & FLANEURS PART THREE: SOUL OF PLACE AND THE HOUSE OF THE SELF PART FOUR: EATING THE SOUL OF PLACE: FOOD WRITING, SYNESTHESIA PART FIVE: SUBMERGED TERRITORIES: WRITING AND THE UNCONSCIOUS AFTERWORD
Tennessee-born Linda Lappin, novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer, is the author of three novels, The Etruscan (Wynkin de Worde, 2004), Katherine's Wish (Wordcraft of Oregon, 2008) and Signatures in Stone: A Bomarzo Mystery (Pleasure Boat Studio, 2013), winner of the 2014 Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense Writing. Upcoming projects include a memoir, Postcards from a Tuscan Interior, sections of which won a Solas Award from Travelers' Tales, and Missing Madonna in Montparnasse, a novel about the life of Jeanne Hebuterne. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop and is a member of the Associated Writing Programs (AWP) and of the European Association for Creative Writing Programs (EACWP). She lives in Rome.
2015 Gold Medal NAUTILUS Book Award Winner in the category of Creative Process! "Invaluable advice for the writer and traveler, deeply thoughtful." --Lavinia Spalding, author of Writing Away, editor of The Best Women's Travel Writing "Insightful exercises help creative writers of all levels attune themselves to the power of place in order to churn out evocative prose that jumps off the page." --The Intelligent Traveler, National Geographic Traveler "An inspiring buy for writers, lovely...explorative," --Book Riot "A workbook for all creatives." --Wewanted2bwriters.com "A conscious way to explore the power of place." --Lipstick and Wanderlust "The proven exercises that billow from this remarkable craft book reveal the mystery of how place affects human souls, and help writers to find the meaning and stories that emanate from any given spot on earth." --Serving House Journal