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Life Writ Large: Guillaume Apollinaire

Life Writ Large: Guillaume Apollinaire

There will be no shortage of forceful personalities on the Classical Pursuits trip They Came to Paris: Literature 1910–1940. The French capital nurtured and attracted strivers, artists, dreamers, writers and flâneurs of all kinds. We will meet many of them, from Hemingway and Stein to Picasso to Kiki of Montparnasse. […]

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“I Paint Because I Am”

Wheatfield with CrowsVan Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

I first met van Gogh when I was a 14-year-old bookworm devoted to exploring the richness of the local public library’s holdings. I had been making my way through the English literary canon and was already deeply committed to the written word when I found myself casually browsing through the […]

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La Belle Epoque in Paris, September 2013

La Belle Epoque in Paris, September 2013

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GUEST BLOG – Why on earth would Sharon Zane go back to Paris again?

GUEST BLOG – Why on earth would Sharon Zane go back to Paris again?

Ann has asked me to write a bit about why I will be taking part in La Belle Epoque trip to Paris this September, given that I have been to Paris more times than I can count and that I took part in an earlier Classical Pursuits trip there in […]

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GUEST BLOG – Lisa Pasold on why September is best for visiting Paris’s glittering Belle Epoque

GUEST BLOG – Lisa Pasold on why September is best for visiting Paris’s glittering Belle Epoque

Paris is beautiful at any time of year, but autumn is my favourite season for conjuring the glittering world of the Belle Epoque. In September, the early fall light turns the city’s streets into scenes worthy of Degas and Monet. The Belle Epoque encompasses wonderfully diverse creative energies: composer Debussy, […]

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GUEST BLOG – French Immersion with Sean Forester, Lisa Pasold and Ann Kirkland

GUEST BLOG – French Immersion with Sean Forester, Lisa Pasold and Ann Kirkland

In Woody Allen’s film Midnight in Paris, the central character gets into a taxi and finds himself transported back to the 1920s. He walks into a cafe and sits down next to his literary heroes Hemingway and the Fitzgeralds. Wow. But then he meets a beautiful girl who dreams not […]

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TRAVEL + TORONTO PURSUITS 2013 – A sneak peek

Details are being firmed up. Check back often. TRAVEL PURSUITS – 2013 MARCH – Richmond Virginia, The Civil War (4 nights) We will explore this wrenching era in American history that  pitted neighbour against neighbour and in some cases, brother against brother through some of the finest American writing that emerged […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – Reading paintings with Sean Forester: the artist as critic

TRAVEL PURSUITS – Reading paintings with Sean Forester: the artist as critic

Some of you will have travelled with Sean Forester on a Travel Pursuit in one or another region of Italy. Others of you will have participated in one of his seminars at Toronto Pursuits. All who have encountered Sean will know that he is a passionate about classical painting and […]

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