TLC #85 — Arrowhead’s Writer in Residence Robin Catalano

Robin Catalano, writer-in-residence at Herman Melville's Arrowhead, Spring 2020, discusses her craft and shares some facts about travel writing that may surprise you.

This is the Top Left Corner, episode number 85, part one. This extended show celebrates the work of two local authors who have the distinction of being selected as writers in residence at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead for the year 2020. In this first segment, we speak with Robin Catalano, whose writing in local, regional, and national publications has made hers a much sought after pen, especially in the world of travel writing.

Virtual Author Reading & Discussion
Herman Melville’s Arrowhead

Join Summer 2020 Writer-In-Residence Robin Catalano and Winter 2020 Writer-In-Residence Kevin O’Hara for a special evening of readings, written from Herman Melville’s study!

Free and open to the public

[email protected] or call 413-442-1793 to reserve your spot and get the link

Although, as the Travel & Leisure editor for the Greylock Glass, Robin’s work may be familiar to you, this is quite likely one of the first times you’ll get to hear her talk about her work in her own voice. after you’ve listened to this show, you’ll have two other immediate chances to connect with Robin — first via a live reading sponsored by Herman Melville’s Arrowhead Friday, November 13 at 5:00. E-mail [email protected] or call 413-442-1793 to reserve your spot and get the link.

Be sure to visit Robin at her personal blog, and at her new coastal-focused travel site, Once More to the Shore.

Virtual Author Reading & Discussion
Herman Melville’s Arrowhead

Becket Athenaeum’s
Author Readings

November 14 via Zoom

with travel writer
Robin Catalano
Pre-registration Required

Also participating in the reading with be the guest of part two of this show — Kevin O’Hara, the Donkey Man, known affectionately for decades throughout the Berkshires for his wit and charm, and of course his   enchanting storytelling ability, whether in print or in person.

More on Kevin in the next segment. Right now, let’s go to our conversation with Robin Catalano, here on the Top Left Corner.

Robin Catalano believes in the power of storytelling to connect communities and cultures. For more than two decades, she’s applied her creative approach to travel writing for magazines, books, blogs, and websites, and has published more than 100 articles and 2,000 blog posts. Her work has appeared in a variety of national and regional publications, including Travel + Leisure, Fodor’s, the Boston Globe, Gourmet, Matador Network, Travel Awaits, Berkshire Living, and Berkshire HomeStyle. She is also the force behind Once More to the Shore, a new coastal travel blog launching this fall.

The Travel & Leisure editor of the Greylock Glass, Robin holds a master’s in English and creative writing from the University of Rhode Island. She’s a frequent speaker at conferences, including the past three Women in Travel Summits. She has also led a variety of writing workshops, and has edited more than 350 books for clients such as Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Inner Traditions International. As a book coach, Robin helps independent authors take their ideas from concept to print.

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Jason Velázquez has worked in print and digital journalism and publishing for two decades.
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