January 5, 2009
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

It will be a scintillating start for the New Year at the first Left Coast Writers Literary Salon of 2009: Camille Cusumano, author of Tango, an Argentine Love Story, will light up the evening with a talk about her love of literature and her passion for tango. Camille has even promised a short tango demonstration.

“Camille Cusumano shares tales of literary adventure and an eventful year and a half in Buenos Aires practicing tango and Zen. Camille packed her bags, slit skirts, and tango shoes and moved to Argentina. The result is a smoothly written memoir that is romantic, redemptive and as captivating as the dance it celebrates.

“Camille Cusumano has written on food, fitness, and travel for more than 20 years, and recently on dance and yoga. She was an editor at VIA magazine for 17 years. Her work has appeared in many publications, including Islands, Country Living, the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, the New York Times, Yoga Journal, and the Washington Post.

“Camille’s cookbook credits include The New Foods (Henry Holt), America Loves Salads (Literary Guild), Rodale’s Basic Natural Foods Cookbook (co-written with Carol Munson, Editor Charles Gerras), and Tofu, Tempeh, and Other Soy Delights (Rodale). Her novel, The Last Cannoli (Legas, 2000) was inspired by her growing up in a large Sicilian American family. The book, wrote former San Francisco Poet Laureate Lawrence Ferlinghetti, “attests to the power of storytelling to hold life together through all its diasporas.”

“Camille has contributed essays to travel anthologies and is the editor of the anthology series: France, a Love Story; Italy, a Love Story; Mexico, a Love Story; and Greece, a Love Story, all published by Seal Press, Emeryville, California.”


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