Rubbing Shoulders

Just a bit of name dropping ... 
and I shall have to take more photos 
at Writers' Festivals
... and get Alphie to take pictures of me 
instead of visa versa
... ahh, well, there's always next time!


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 November 2012

Concord, Massachusetts, USA 

The Old Manse
~ Home of Ralph Waldo Emerson
~ and then home of Nathaniel Hawthorne




Orchard House
~ Home of Louisa May Alcott & Branson Alcott
~ where she wrote and set Little Women

and Bronson Alcott's Concord School of Philosphy



The Wayside
Concord, Massachusetts, USA
~ Home of the Alcotts
and then the Hawthornes

  


Home of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Concord, Massachusetts, USA
 


Walden Pond
Concord, Massachusetts, USA
 ~ where Thoreau wrote of his experiences in 
Walden, or Life In The Woods
 


Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Concord, Massachusetts, USA
Author's Ridge graves of 
Thoreau, Hawthorne, Alcotts, Emerson







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Mark Twain's House
Mark Twain's House
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
where he wrote ~ Huckleberry Finn,
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and The Pauper
& A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court



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Harriet Beecher Stowe's House 
Hartford Connecticut
~ Twain's next door neighbour

 
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Stone House
Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA
~ home of Robert Frost where he wrote  
Stopping By The Woods On A Snowy Evening


 Grave of Robert Frost
Bennington, Vermont, USA
~ I had a lovers quarrel with the world


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Arrowhead
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
~ home of Herman Melville
where he wrote Moby Dick


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October 2012
 
The Great Lost Bear &
The Inn At St John
Portland, Maine USA
~ haunts of Charlie Parker from the John Connolly crime novels


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 Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge 
 Wells, Maine, USA 


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April 2011

Bellingen, NSW, AU
~ Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival featuring
Michael Robotham, Jon Bauer, Chris Wormersley











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August, 2011

Byron Bay, NSW, AU
~ Byron Bay Writers Festival








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June 2011

Daintree, Queensland, AU
Alpheus Williams, writer in residence

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August 2010

San Francisco, CA, USA 
John's Bar & Grill
~ Dashiell Hammett's drinking hole
~ A "Literary Landmark" 


City Lights Booksellers
~ the Beat's legacy of insurgent thinking
~ A "Literary Landmark"


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August 2010

Byron Bay, NSW, AU
Writers Festival
 ~ cooking class with Luke Nguyen



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 June 2010

Coffs Harbour, NSW, AU
~ Alphie and Michael Robotham


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May 2010

Sydney, NSW, AU
"In conversation with Michael Robotham"
~ Alphie with John Connolly



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October 2006

Rockland, Maryland, USA
Grave of F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald
~ So we beat on, boats against the current, 
borne back ceaselessly into the past