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Thursday, April 15, 2010

La Napoule

After 5 years of gestation, my dream of hosting a writers workshop for women will come true next week. We will be staying in the Villa Marguerite (below) which occupies the grounds of the Chateau de la Napoule.
Villa Marguerite

The Chateau was acquired in 1918 by a couple of expat Americans, Henry and Marie Clews. The couple spent the next 20 years restoring the chateau which includes elaborate gardens and living spaces as well as studio space for Henry's sculptures. In 1951 Marie Clews created the La Napoule Art Foundation which seeks to nurture and inspire artistic talent. I learned of the Foundation through my daughter in law, Rachel Brand, who is a member of the foundation's Board of Trustees.

Eight of us will meet here April 11-18, 2015 for a week of writing alternating with excursions into the surrounding countryside. Look for more stories here in the coming weeks.

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