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Knowing the literary tourist
Herman Melville's Arrowhead, Pittsfield, MA. A version of this article was first published at economicdevelopment.org. I know there is a strong desire in many travelers to enrich themselves intellectually and emotionally. I'm a literary tourist. For much of the past decade I've had the good ...
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Cheap and amateurish?
Quoting Randy Malamud's article on literary tourism in The Chronicle of Higher Learning, professor and 10 day student trip abroad specialist Jennifer Eisenlau tells us “many academics might find distasteful “literary tourism [because it] involves a cheap appropriation, am amateurish displacement ...
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Be there on Bloomsday...
Source: Wiki Commons. This in from Ellen Girardeau Kempler: “Tired of measuring success in words, pages & sales? Our ideas for life & travel will help you refresh, rewire & reboot your brain & rediscover the joy of writing. Visit Gold Boat Journeys at http://www.gold-boat.com to download our ...
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My approach to literary tourism
Steven Thorne's informative series of posts on 'place based' tourism, and his contention that there is a strong desire in many travelers to enrich themselves intellectually and emotionally, struck in me a particularly resonant chord. I'm a literary tourist. A member of that 'band of enthusiasts' ...
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Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, Concord, MA. I like what Chris Routledge has to say here. “Writers' houses are big business now of course. The Beatrix Potter industry, centred on her farmhouse, Hill Top, brings thousands of tourists to the Lake District. Visitors swarm over the houses of ...
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Depuis des siècles, la ville de Québec inspire poètes et écrivains. Ses rues servent de toile de fond à des romans, des polars, des chansons. En compagnie de Marie-Ève...
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Kathie Reichs on Montreal...
World Book Club talks to award-winning American writer and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, about the first in her Temperance Brennan detective series, Deja Dead. A nerve-jangling thriller that took the literary scene by storm when it was published in 1997, Deja Dead was the most successful crime-fiction debut ever. In it Kathy Reichs launches her intrepid heroine, a fearless forensic anthropologist and wannabe detective, Temperance Brennan...
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New festival
A stone’s throw from the cabin his family has owned for nearly a century, a group of Seeley Lake residents is holding a festival honoring a Montana literary icon.
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Founder and editor Literarytourist.com
Introduction

Nigel Beale is founder and editor of Literarytourist.com . A well known freelance writer/broadcaster, he specializes in writing about books and travel. In his role as host of The Biblio File podcast he has interviewed many of the world´s great authors, plus accomplished publishers, booksellers, editors, book collectors, librarians and sundry other biblio folk. In his role as owner of www.literarytourist.com he travels the world visiting bookshops, and consulting with cities and institutions helping them to attract cultural tourists. 

 

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His writing has appeared in, among other places, LOGOS, The Washington Post, The Guardian Online, The Toronto Globe and Mail, Canadian Art and CNQ magazine.
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Writer.Broadcaster. Founder, Editorial Director @ www.literarytourist.com
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  • The Biblio File
    Host/Producer, 2006 - present
  • Nigel Beale & Associates Ltd.
    President, 1989 - present
  • Literarytourist.com
    Founder & Editorial Director, 2010 - present
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Quoting Randy Malamud's article on literary tourism in The Chronicle of Higher Learning, professor and 10 day student trip abroad specialist

Québec vu par les écrivains | Stéphanie Morin | Québec
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Depuis des siècles, la ville de Québec inspire poètes et écrivains. Ses rues servent de toile de fond à des romans, des polars, des chansons

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Last month, the Harvard MetaLAB released Cold Storage, a mini-documentary about the Harvard Depository (HD), a 127000-square-foot “guarded c

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Audio: Interview with Simon Dardick on Vehicule Press. I met with publisher Simon Dardick last year at his home office in Montreal to talk a

Literary Tourist | » Blog Archive » Why Literary Tourism?
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This from Geoff Bendeck in the Los Angeles Review of Books: “…what, exactly, do we expect to find when we seek out the homes and graves of o

Literary Tourist | » Blog Archive » Don´t Miss the Grimsby, Ontario Wayz...
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Annual Bookarts Fair Join us for the 37th Year of Wayzgoose! FREE ADMISSION!! always the last Saturday in April! April 25, 2015, 9am – 5pm.

Literary Tourist | » Blog Archive » The Lyell Lectures 2015
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I´ll be in Charlottesville, VA next week getting a tour of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. Unfortunately its director Mi

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Literary Tourist | » Blog Archive » The Literary Tourist and Clinical De...
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Lift locks at Peterborough, Ontario. There is a pattern in my life. Every six or seven years (it started at age 28), I fall into a severe cl

Paris - Literary Tourist
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Literary Tourist's Top Eleven Literary Things to do in Paris. jimmyweee. Check out the Literary Tourist city listings map for Paris, here. 1

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This from the Hoodline, San Francisco neighborhood news: “In Baghdad on March 5th, 2007, a car bomb destroyed much of Al-Mutanabbi Street, t

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There are some interesting parallels between the circumstances surrounding the trials of Oscar Wilde and the situation that Jian Ghomeshi no