Linda Lappin

award-winning writer and writing teacher

With writers at the Aegean Arts Circle

Linda Lappin wins the Gold Medal Nautilus Award in the category Creative Process for her new book The Soul of Place - A Creative Writing Workbook

Presentation at the Comune of Fiesole, Linda Lappin's Etruscan Places

Linda Lappin with students of her workshop at Christian Albrects University in Kiel

Readers in Hannover toast The Etruscan at

Linda Lappin with David Applefield ( left) and Thomas E Kennedy (right)at the Geneva Writers Conference

Linda Lappin at Escape Books, Hannover

Readers in Hannover

Linda Lappin and former IWP writer, Uwe Herms (with respective spouses), meet in Berlin

Presentation of The Etruscan at Feltrinelli International, Rome

Palazzo Ravizza, Siena

Books, Essays, and More

A New Mystery Novel Set in Bomarzo published in 2013 by Caravel Books, an Imprint of Pleasure Boat Studio
Runner up in Fiction, New York Book Festival, 2010 "Haunted... vivid... entrancing"... Kirkus Reviews Click here to read reviews, watch videos, and download the free Readers' Guide for Book Groups.
Katherine's Wish "A dazzling bit of fictional sorcery" David Lynn, editor Kenyon Review A new novel about the lives of Katherine Mansfield and her circle Gold Medal Winner in Historical Fiction, IPPY Awards
Writing Women's Lives
Essay on the life of the artist, Jeanne Hebuterne, wife of Modigliani
An essay about Katherine Mansfield

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Linda Lappin teaching a writing workshop @ Feltrinelli International, Rome
Linda Lappin has taught literary travel writing / memoir/ creative nonfiction for the University Study Abroad Consortium (USAC) Italy program . She has led Soul of Place Creating Writing Workshops for the Centre for North American Studies of Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, DE the Aegean Arts Circle, the Paris Writers Workshop, the EACWP, Feltrinelli International, and the American Library of Paris and is a Geneva Writers Group writing mentor. She has long been involved in research into the soul of place as an inspiration for creative writing projects and has twice been invited to present her work to the European Association of Creative Writing Programs at their creative writing pedagogical conferences. Her craft of writing essays and papers have been published in the Writers’ Chronicle, The Writer Magazine, Tiferet, in the Proceedings of the EACWP published by the University of Jyvaskala Finland. Her craft of writing book entitled The Soul of Place - A Creative Writing Workbook: Ideas and Exercises for Conjuring the Genius Loci won a gold medal in the Nautilus Book Awards in the category of Creativity.

Linda Lappin @ Shakespeare & Co.
TESTIMONIALS "As we sat around the table each writer seemed a vessel for an entire universe, an abundance of memory in need of a method of making its way to the page. Linda gently draws her workshop members into a place where they attempt to capture memory as not just a flat, visual thing but a three dimensional, multi-sensory experience. Steeped in memory, the writer can render both places far away and directly in front of her. I left the session feeling full of possibility and connected to other writers who also seek meaning in the world." Virginia Ripley. L.A.