“When former Saultite Jamie Zeppa started writing a fictional story based on the three years she spent teaching in Bhutan, she was told it would be better as a memoir. She took that advice and never looked back.
The end result was Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan published in 1999. That same year, the memoir won the Banff Mountain Book Festival Award for Travel Writing. The book has also been published in ten countries and translated into seven languages.
Zeppa’s thrilled — not only that the book is still on the market, but also with how it’s affected readers. The author received letters from people who were inspired to go off and travel as a result of reading her memoir. One reader even told Zeppa she lost her child’s babysitter because she decided to quit and go to Asia after reading it.”
|Jamie Zeppa. Photo Credit: Sault Star.|
“The author/college professor is looking forward to an upcoming visit to Northern Ontario where she’ll be guest author at a Stories in The North literary event Saturday in Thessalon…Stories in the North, Thessalon’s Literary Festival Committee, is pleased that Zeppa agreed to come to Thessalon for their one day festival.
She’ll teach two writing workshops.
The morning workshop, The Art of The Sentence, will see participants study some of the most memorable sentences in English literature and learn techniques to create special effect sentences.
The afternoon workshop, Talking About Voice, examines the impact of narrative voice on stories.”
To reserve workshop spots or get tickets for the evening show, contact Angie Gallop at 705-842-2451 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the whole article, written by Pauline Clark for the Sault Star at Jamie Zeppa has covered much ground since leaving Sault; lends knowledge to weekend workshop.