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Erin Byrne writes travel articles and essays, short stories, poems, and screenplays. Her writing has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Travelers' Tales Grand Prize Bronze Solas Award for Best Travel Story of the Year for Storykeepers, and the 2012 Silver Solas for Spirals, Memoir of a Celtic Soul

 

Erin's work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Everywhere magazine, World Hum, Travelers' Tales Best Travel Writing anthologies, Crab Creek Review, and Vestoj, The Journal of Sartorial Matters.  Upcoming publications include a story about Claude Monet in Points North Atlanta magazine, and two poems in the anthology Burning the Midnight Oil.

 

Erin is the writer of The Storykeeper, an Accolade Award-winning film about occupied Paris. The Storykeeper was on the first list of nominated films at the Jaipur International Film Festival, was named Best Documentary Short at the Geneva Film Festival, and is shortlisted for the Onecloudfest Award. The film is currently being shown at festivals worldwide.  The true story, along with photos, documents and details, can be found on the Current Projects page.

 

Erin is occasional instructor at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore in Paris, and is co-editor of an anthology of writings from The Evening Writing Workshop, Vignettes & Postcards, which is the winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award for Anthology, Foreword Reviews' Book of the Year Finalist, International Book Award Finalist, as well as a San Francisco Book Festival, New York Book Festival and Paris Book Festival award winner, and is soon to be re-released under its third printing.  She also teaches the workshop, "Deep Travel" with writer Christina Ammon in Paris and other places around the world.  Deep Travel will be offered in Morocco in March, 2014. 

 

Erin is currently working on Wings From Victory, a collection of her travel stories, the novel, The Storykeeper of Paris, and the film Siesta. 

 

Contact Erin

Ebyrnewriter@aol.com
Literature | Why I Write | See the workshop page here

 

 

Professional Portrait by Lone Morch