Your Passion is Your Prose Writing Workshop

As journalists we’re trained to be detached and objective in our reporting. However, there [Virginia Woolf] are many markets and outlets for the writer who can report on a topic objectively AND with passion. I jump-started a successful food-writing career (books and feature articles) after publishing one article in a free monthly pub. I built a successful travel writing career after publishing a story on a gourmet bike tour in France in a monthly newsletter. Eight years ago, I was bitten by the tango bug and . . .


Dust off your hiking boots and line them up next to your tango shoes. TANGO ON THE MOUNTAIN is an overnight milonga in a stunning natural setting, Saturday, November 19, at the 100+ year old West Point Inn on Mount Tamalpais in Mill Valley, Calif.

Transformation Tango Workshop

Tango Transformation – indepth instruction on the embrace and walking as we explore tango from the inside out

Tangueros Anonymous Unite

This happening is the first in a series of TangoChats hosted by writers Camille Cusumano and Sasha Cagen to create tango community and explore the deeper resonances of tango in our lives, art, relationships,and personal growth. FIRST UP: tango addiction. Let’s explore what draws us to tango. Do we need a 12-step program or is it the non-tango dancers who need it? Come prepared to talk about your tango addiction. Come one, call all to contribute to the dialogue. What are the signs of tango addiction? Why is tango uniquely addictive? Can there ever be too much tango in your life?

Free Tango Class & Practica thru 2020

This may be the best tango deal in tow. Ivan Shvarts trained in Buenos Aires with several excellent tango teachers. Although this class is promoted as tango for seniors, the classes have great talent in ages ranging from 30s to 80s. You will never guess who’s 85. Ivan brings in fantastic talent almost every week. We have a beautiful Argentine singer Roberto Traina, 80, sing original tangos to us each week after class. Kate Bernier accompanies him (or vice versa) on piano.

If it’s Tuesday, it’s Tango

Hey, I’ll be helping out at Christy Cote’s tango classes through March and April.

Please comes for some of the best instruction and smilingest dancers in town!

Tango Every Friday at La Pista

Hey, I’ll be helping out at Christy Cote’s tango classes through March and April.

Please comes for some of the best instruction and smilingest dancers in town!

Buy signed copies Last Cannoli, Tango books

Signed copies of Tango and Last Cannoli books by author Camille Cusumano – free shipping and handling for regular mail.

Buenos Aires Photographer

Buenos Aires photography black & white, evokes Paris of the 1920s

Tango Tuesdays with Christy

Get a two-hour Argentine tango lesson from a professional teacher trained in Buenos Aires, plus an Argentine dinner all for $30.

Writing Classes on Demand

Writing workshops and classes for individuals or groups – creative non-fiction, essay, memoir, magazine feature, fiction

Tango Classes on Demand

Tango classes with Argentine-trained tango teacher – private or group.

ValenTango, Portland, OR Festival

The Joy of Living in buenos aires; how to follow that passion – a talk at Valentango, Portland, Oregon tango festival

Awarded For My Love of Tango

Rewarded in cash and a party for quitting day job to tango in Buenos aires

Buenos Aires Tango Trip, 2011

Join Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng for *CITA 2011
in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
*Congreso Internacional de Tango Argentino

Writing as Refuge – San Francisco Zen Center

Writing as Refuge – Confronting and Transforming Loss Sunday, August 1 10 am – 5 pm Anyone who writes, professionally or informally, experiences how it taps a different brain from the everyday one. Invariably, the writing space, entered as in meditation, allows loss and submerged pain to float to surface. Writers often face these feelings, […]

Buenos Aires, Tango, Gauchos

2 great trips to Argentina – culture, tango, gauchos, writing, yoga, great feasts, November is spring in Buenos Aires. The broad-canopied jacaranda trees burst into magnificent bloom, carpeting streets, parks, and plazas, in glowing lavender blossoms. The city called “Paris of South America,” for its European culture and spectacular French & Italian Renaissance architecture, never looks finer. The weather is warm and lovely then. Choose from one of two nine-day trips—one includes a fun side trip to nearby gaucho country and the other is “todo Buenos Aires,” for city lovers who can’t get enough of the city that never sleeps.

Writing Workshops on demand

Whether you are just getting started and want to take the plunge (into the inkwell) or need encouragement and confidence, I offer workshops to suit your and your writing group’s needs. Here is a list of several workshops I teach. Contact me for details and rates – or WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY 1. A […]

Squaw Valley Institute, tango talk and demo

Tango and other book author Camille cusumano talks about writing, dancing tango, living in Buenos Aires at the Squaw Valley Institute; she’ll do a tango demo.

Writing Workshops TBA

Tango and other books author Camille Cusumano offers writing workshops from Buenos Aires to San Francisco to New Jersey–keep checking for details.