• Drinking with the Ghost: Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen in Portugal

    On a recent trip to Porto, Portugal Katie Orphan reads and reflects on Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen's collection of short stories, "Exemplary Tales."

    Drinking with the Ghost: Mark Twain in Virginia City, Nevada

    Katie Orphan communes with the spirit of Mark Twain in Virginia City, Nevada, where Twain worked for the local newspaper.

    Drinking with the Ghost: Alice Dunbar-Nelson in New Orleans

    Katie Orphan visits the French Quarter of New Orleans to visit with the ghost of Alice Dunbar-Nelson.

    Drinking with the Ghost: Rainer Maria Rilke at Café Sperl

    Katie Orphan has a coffee at Café Sperl in Vienna with Rainer Maria Rilke and his "Letters to a Young Poet," for her series Drinking with the Ghost.

    Drinking with the Ghost: Raymond Chandler at Musso and Frank’s

    Katie Orphan writes for her new series "Drinking with the Ghost," about communing with Raymond Chandler at Musso and Frank’s Grill in Hollywood.