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Denise's BOOKS

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Denise B. Dailey
Listening to Pakista - A Woman's Voice i

Leaving Guanabara  - Memoir

Listening to Pakistan: A Woman's Voice in a Veiled Land

- Non-fiction

Riko: Seductions of an Artist

- Biography

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Dailey Workshop

Workshop for :

Denise B. Dailey


From school assignments to report on summer travels, to the most esoteric accounts of Egyptian or Mayan discoveries, travel writing comes in many forms, all to be encouraged.


If history is geography, the lure of travel writing is universal and enduring. Ideally, it piques our curiosity to want to wander the world, even if from an armchair.


I propose to use readings from Herodotus to Ryszard Kapuściński to Dervla Murphy to Gérard d’Aboville to take us on land and sea from 500 BC to the present. Each participant will the opportunity to write something in class.


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Denise B. Dailey

Of French-Chilean origin, Denise B. Dailey has traveled to the seven continents which inform much of her writing.


Publications include a travel journal, Listening to Pakistan: A Woman’s Voice in a Veiled Land; a biography of the Czech painter, Jan Emmerich Mikeska, Riko: Seductions of an Artist, for which she won a Kirkus starred review (


Additionally, her memoir, Leaving Guanabara, is about her life as a child in Brazil during the Second World War. She holds degrees from McGill and Columbia Universities.


This is Denise’s first Festival as a participating writer and she will be offering the Writing Workshop, “TRAVEL WRITING”.

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