Oct 5, 2012

Thanks to the lovely photographer and artist Al Wildey for shooting this video of the September Art Show. And thanks to everyone who was on retreat here last month for helping out!

You can check out links to all the artists in the show under the video on Youtube.

Sep 1, 2012

The Muses...

One of our neighbor's daughter's, Hope Whitmore, just wrote a piece for Mslexia magazine about the Muses, inspired by names of our rooms at La Muse.

Here's a jpeg of the article below:

Jul 26, 2012

Two lovely artists, Mary Scurlock from Virginia in the States and Åse Pleym Bakken from Norway had an expo of the work they created at La Muse.

First there were aperitifs:

Then the Expo:

Jul 18, 2012

Shakespeare & Company Bookshop, a bastion of past literary fame, is accepting applications for its 10,000 Euros "Paris Literary Prize."

The prize is funded by the De Groot Foundation and is awarded for a novella. 

Examples they give of classics are The Old Man and the Sea, Animal Farm, L'Étranger and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

Another great thing besides the money is the fact that it is

"open to writers from around the world who have not yet published a book."

The 2 runner-up awards are for 2,00 Euros and all 3 winners are invited to a weekend stay in Paris to attend the Prize ceremony and read from their work at a special event at Shakespeare and Company.

Here are the submission requirements and here's how to enter.

Good Luck!

May 1, 2012

We just found out that one of our writer's, Shanti Elke Bannwart,  just had her memoir published.

It's called Dancing On One Foot: Growing up in Nazi Germany.

The last chapter “Song and Silence”, is about Shanti's stay here at La Muse.

You can read Shanti's profile on the Musers section of our site here.

Well done, Shanti!

Apr 2, 2012

Artist Video

Our friend Tom, who lives down the road in the Herault, just uploaded a lovely video of his wonderful art.

Please take a moment to check it out and pass it on:

Mar 28, 2012

A Country Where You Once Lived

We're delighted to hear that the essay Sheryl St. Germain wrote at La Muse last year has received an unprecedented number of positive letters to the editor at The Sun.

The title of the essay is A Country Where You Once Lived and you can read it here.

Sheryl's most recent book is Let It Be a Dark Roux: New and Selected Poems, and her collection of lyric essays Navigating Disaster will be published by Louisiana Literature Press soon.

Sheryl comes from New Orleans but lives in Pittsburgh where she directs the mfa program in creative writing at Chatham University.

Mar 3, 2012

Eco Photos

Just found out that our friend Henry gave this great Ted Talk about his beautifully sad eco photos.

Please watch it, tweet it and like it to spread the word!