Witches, Gables and ‘Haunted Happenings’: A Visit to Salem

By Amanda Festa With Halloween quickly approaching, here at Literary Traveler, we have really gotten into the spirit of the […]

My Own Walden

A few years ago, I had a co-worker who was forever being reprimanded for reading on the job. As his customers clamored for their Vegetable Alfredo’s and Pork Cutlet’s, he hid in the waiter’s lounge squinting at a tiny copy of Henry David Thoreau’s book, Walden. Although Eric was continually warned, the manager never took the book away from him adding, “I’ve read it twice.” “Twice,” Eric echoed in awe. Always one for a challenge, I bought a copy of Walden and joined Eric in his rogue reading sessions, helping fulfill Thoreau’s prophecy that readers would “come to this page to spend borrowed or stolen time, robbing your creditors of an hour.”

Literary Travels and Lobster Rolls — A Weekend on Martha’s Vineyard

By Caitlin O’Hara Is it ever thus, at the end of things? Does any woman ever count the grains of […]

Living in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Kolkata

By Sam Tranum Jhumpa Lahiri says many of her stories focus on Boston because it was the first place her […]

Interview with B.A. Shapiro, Author of The Art Forger

Questions and introduction by Carly Cassano; Interview executed by Francis McGovern The Literary Traveler Boston team recently had the opportunity […]

Interview with Dennis Lehane, Novelist and Bostonian

Interview by Francis McGovern; Introduction by Amanda Festa At Literary Traveler, we’re fascinated by the places that inspire writers, which is […]

The Spirit of Salem: The Hawthorne Hotel

by Wes Newbury “The place isn’t haunted,” insists Juli Lederhaus, general manager of Salem’s Hawthorne Hotel. “There’s no documentation. People tell […]

WordFest, Wharton and a Weekend in the Berkshires

by Amanda Festa   Although the heat does not seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, as Labor Day inches […]

Richard Scarry’s Best Luck Ever

By Melissa Mapes The bleary-eyed rabbit wrapped her paws around a coffee mug for warmth. Although we were indoors, the […]

A Brief History Of Edward Gorey’s Creepy Cape Cod

by David Silon Cape Cod has a history going back four hundred years, that is, if you’re not counting the […]