Erin Byrne writes travel articles and essays, short stories, poems, and screenplays. Her writing has won numerous awards, including five 2015 Travelers' Tales Solas Awards, and  the 2015, 2013 and 2012 Grand Prize Bronze and Silver Awards for Best Travel Story of the Year for Deep Travel, Notre Dame, Storykeepers and Spirals, Memoir of a Celtic Soul. 


Erin's work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Points North Atlanta, World Hum, Adventures of a Lifetime, Travelers' Tales Best Travel Writing, The Best Women's Travel Writing and Burning the Midnight Oil anthologies, Crab Creek Review, and Vestoj, The Journal of Sartorial Matters.   She also wrote a series of articles about travel writing for Writer's Digest, Shelf Pleasure, and several other publications.   She reads and performs her work in many places around the world.


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 her session of The Evening Writing Workshop, Vignettes & Postcards from Paris, which is the winner of international awards, including 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 by Reputation Books.  She also teaches the workshop, "Deep Travel" with writer Christina Ammon in Paris and other places around the world.  Deep Travel was offered in Morocco in March, 2014, and Erin will be editing Vignettes & Postcards from Morocco. 

See the workshop page for details about current workshops, including Deep Travel Morocco Storytelling offered in October, 2015, a trip during which we will work with the traditional storytellers of Morocco.  Bay Area storyteller Doug Cordell and I will work with writers to write and perform their own stories.


Erin is currently working on Wings From Victory, a travel memoir that weaves together her essays about France, the novel The Storykeeper of Paris, and the film Siesta. 


Contact Erin

Literature | Why I Write | See the workshop page here



Professional Portrait by Lone Morch