Blogging from A to Z – Theme Reveal

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As you may know, the Blogging from A to Z Challenge begins on April 1, and runs each day (except Sundays) through the month. This will be my 5th year participating! If you’re wondering about my previous themes, I wrote about Poets, Novelists, Essayists, and Lyricists in 2012; Oh! The Places I’ve Been in 2013, Smile and Say…(yes, cheese!) in 2014, and last year I posted an A to Z of musical instruments.

2012: https://marthareynoldswrites.com/2012/04/01/

2013: https://marthareynoldswrites.com/2013/04/01/oh-the-places-ive-been-a-is-for-austin/

2014: https://marthareynoldswrites.com/2014/04/01/smile-and-say-a-is-for-asiago/

2015: https://marthareynoldswrites.com/2015/04/01/listen-up-a-is-for-accordion/

Paris

This year’s theme is entitled PARIS BETWEEN THE WARS, and was inspired by a book I found at the Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith, New Hampshire. I love Paris, and I love this time period, from 1919 at the end of World War I, to 1939, just before the start of World War II. According to the book, during this time, ‘Paris underwent a creative fever that brought artists and intellectuals from around the world to the City of Light. The bohemian charms of Montparnasse attracted artists such as Picasso, Chagall, and Giacometti, while a vibrant café culture provided a forum for disputes between Dadaists and Surrealists and gave rise to a group of expa­triate writers. The creative energy was all-encompassing, establishing Paris as the epicenter of new trends in the arts, a position it would occupy until World War II.’

I will showcase some of the people who contributed to the richness of culture in Paris at this time, and I hope you’ll follow along!

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19 Comments

Thanks for visiting my site – will now be well educated visiting your ‘chaque jour en Avril’.

Martha, I’m looking forward to this……as always. I just got back, so I better get my “blog in gear!”

I can’t wait to time-travel with you. I love Paris, too!

OOOOoooooh, this sounds like a treat in store for us. Roll on April! xxx

Martha, I, too, love the era. Your posts are always so informative that I look forward to this series, too. What always astounds me is the range you have covered in your A-Z years. Is there anything you don’t know about???

Good luck with the challenge! I remember enjoying your musical instrument posts last year.

Sounds very interesting, Martha. I’m sure I will enjoy my visits here. And I remember your cheese theme very well. You did one post on Romanian cheese. 🙂 Yum.

Good to visit your site as a part of my A to Z visits.
Welcome to A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2016 – Co-Participant – Nrao
NRao Blogs – 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts

Sounds interesting Martha. I look forward to reading it. I enjoy it every year.

Wow: highly original theme! Best of luck, Martha: I know April is a challenging month to post 26 times!

My challenge theme is also about Paris, although a different era.
I look forward to learning more about the Paris between the wars.

I love Paris, too. So looking forward to reading what you have to say about it during this time between the wars. Stories I’ve read make it all sound so romantic.

Looking forward to “Paris Between The Wars”
Best of luck

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