11/20 Franco-Foodie Lit: 3 Women Writers in Paris

11/20 Franco-Foodie Lit: 3 Women Writers in Paris

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Calling all literary Francophiles:
Join us 11/20 for Franco-Foodie Lit: 3 Women Writers in Paris

 6:30pm at The Writers Room
740 Broadway, 12th Floor, Manhattan

Closest subways: 6 to Astor or N/R to 8th Street/NYU

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 same day, RSVP to this event at ideasmyth.com/contacts/

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New York, NY (November 6, 2013): Ideasmyth is thrilled to present its 14th event this year, Franco-Foodie Lit: 3 Women Writers in Paris, a panel of today’s most lively and unpredictable Francophile writers and journalists: Ann Mah, author of Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a Year in Paris, Hilary Reyl, author of Lessons in French: A Novel and Amy Thomas, author of Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate). Ideasmyth founder, Victoria C. Rowan, will lead a discussion about the allure of France and the merits of living and working in France as an American.

 Meet the panelists

Ann Mah is a food and travel writer and author of a food memoir, Mastering the Art of French Eating (Viking Penguin) and a novel, Kitchen Chinese (HarperCollins). Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, the International Herald Tribune, South China Morning Post, Fodor’s guides, and other publications. Born in Orange County, California, Ann began her career in book publishing after graduating from UCLA. In 2005, she was awarded a James Beard Foundation culinary scholarship to study in Bologna, Italy. She currently divides her time between Paris — where she has lived since 2008 — and New York City.

Hilary Reyl has a PhD in French Literature from NYU with a focus on the 19th Century, and has spent several years working and studying in France. She lives in New York City with her family. Lessons in French is her first novel.

Amy Thomas studied at the American University of Paris during her junior year of college, which is when her infatuation with the City of Light blossomed into true love. In 2008, fate or luck came her way with an offer to work on Louis Vuitton’s digital advertising in the Paris office of Ogilvy & Mather. With a full-blown éclair addiction and an imaginary closet filled with Marc Jacob’s best, Amy eagerly accepted the job and spent 2009 and 2010 eating up Paris. Now back in New York City, Amy is the author of Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate). She continues working in advertising and moonlighting as a food and travel writer.

Ideasmyth  is a holistic creative communications, coaching and branding consultancy founded by Victoria C. Rowan whose previous professional lives included founding the multi-million-dollar education division of Mediabistro.com, artistic programming of the greatest living writers for the 92nd Street Y, writing for dozens of publications, websites and public radio including: Time Out NY, New York Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The Financial Times, The Moscow Times and NPR. Through personalized coaching and workshops, Ideasmyth mentors and supports clients in creating and cultivating their endeavors, increasing their brand exposure and achieving their most important personal and professional life goals. Since 2000, her Independent Project workshops and coaching practice have helped nearly 1,000 writers produce many critically acclaimed books, theater, websites and other multimedia projects.

Ideasmyth is in residency at The Writers Room, New York City’s first shared work space for emerging and established writers of all genres. Founded in 1978 by writers for writers, in this professional workspace creativity flourishes in an atmosphere of mutual support. The Writers Room provides over 200 writers with a quiet, affordable place in which to work. In addition to workspace, the Room offers a reference and research library for the use of its members; seminars and workshops on subjects of interest to writers; readings of members’ works; and community for people working in a solitary profession. In 2012, members published thirty fiction and non-fiction books and many magazine articles, plays & screenplays. Members have written more than 1,000 books since the doors of The Writers Room opened. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.