Holidays in the countryside of southwest France, near Cahors
...en un mot
Latitude is a unique cultural center located in one
of the world's most idyllic places: the never-industrialized, unspoiled
From 2000-2010, week-long, summer courses were
offered at Latitude..
EVENTS A series of evening conferences and events-- free and
open to the public-- are held evey summer, normally in Latitude's
converted tobacco hangar. They begin at 9:15p.m. sharp! (To see
the agenda, please click on the Conferences page at the left .)
Note: All conferences are in French but All travelors and visitors to the area are encouraged to attend, if they understand French! (The musical event, in mid-August is beyond language, so all are welcome!)
Among the gazillions of books about
about the Department of the
Michael S. Sanders, From Here You Can't See
Graham Robb, The Discovery of
Irène Némirovsky, Suite Française (tr. into English, 2006; written during WWII)
and, in a class by itself if you're touring.... and it's a paperback for easy packing! Ina Caro, The Road from the Past: Traveling through History in France (1996). She is the wife of Robert Caro, who has devoted his professional career to the historical biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson.--and a fine writer in her own right! The dedication,to her husband, is outstanding!
And to the right, a poem by Kathryn Ridall (published in The Way of Stones, 2009), written after her stay in the mill:
From my kitchen window,
its repeating stone arches,
earth lifting with heavy grace
air, and below on the still
inverted like scallops in the
shooting like an arrow of fire
through that unbroken circle.
elements in fleeting balance.