Pre-Conference Class: Don George - Travel Writing in Point Reyes (Point Reyes)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

2017 Travel Writers & Photographers Pre-Conference Class
$120 for Conference Participants, $170 for General Public

Join acclaimed National Geographic and Gadling.com travel writer and editor Don George for a day of exploration and travel writing in beautiful Point Reyes. George demonstrates the art of finding, researching, and note-taking in the field. Participants will explore the shops and sites of this seaside town, as well as the rolling hills and sweeping ocean views. The group gathers over a picnic lunch to talk about the writing experience and to discuss their work. Lunch and round-trip transportation provided.

Don George is the author of The Way of Wanderlust and of Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing. He’s the editor of ten anthologies, including A Moveable Feast and The Kindness of Strangers. Don George writes the monthly "Trip Lit" column for National Geographic Traveler, and edits the BBC Travel’s literary travel column, “Chance Encounters.”

 

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Pre-Conference Class: Robert Holmes - Travel Photography in Point Reyes (Point Reyes)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

2017 Travel Writers & Photographers Pre-Conference Class
$120 for Conference Participants, $170 for General Public

Join award-winning landscape, food, and wine photographer Robert Holmes for a day of exploration and photography. Throughout the day, he will demonstrate the art of finding, framing, and capturing photos. Participants have time to wander and photograph one of Marin County’s most scenic open spaces, coming together over a picnic lunch to talk about their experiences and share their work. Lunch and round-trip transportation provided.

Robert Holmes is one of the world’s most successful and prolific travel photographers. The Society of American Travel Writers named him “Travel Photographer of the Year” four times, and in 2016, he was voted “Wine Photographer of The Year” by an international panel of judges. He has contributed to over 40 books and worked for National Geographic, Geo, Saveur, Wine Spectator, Life, Time, and hundreds of other major magazines.

 

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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Travel Conference Event: Karen Joy Fowler & Shannon Leone Fowler - Traveling with Ghosts (Corte Madera)

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 7:30pm

2017 Travel Writers & Photographers Conference Event
Free for conference participants; $10 for general public (cost can be applied to purchase of featured book)

In the summer of 2002, Shannon Leone Fowler, a twenty-eight-year-old marine biologist, was backpacking with her fiance and love of her life, Sean. Sean was a tall, blue-eyed, warmhearted Australian, and he and Shannon planned to return to Australia after their excursion to Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand. Their plans, however, were devastatingly derailed when a box jellyfish -- the most venomous animal in the world -- wrapped around Sean's leg, stinging and killing him in a matter of minutes as Shannon helplessly watched. Rejecting the Thai authorities attempt to label Sean's death a "drunk drowning," Shannon ferried his body home to his stunned family -- a family to which she suddenly no longer belonged.

Shattered and untethered, Shannon's life paused indefinitely so that she could travel around the world to find healing. Travel had forged her relationship with Sean, and she hoped it could also aid in processing his death. Though Sean wasn't with Shannon, he was everywhere she went--among the places she visited were Oświęcim, Poland (the site of Auschwitz); war-torn Israel; shelled-out Bosnia; poverty-stricken Romania; and finally to Barcelona, where she first met Sean years before. Ultimately, Shannon had to confront the ocean after her life's first great love took her second great love away.

Cheryl Strayed's Wild meets Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk in Traveling with Ghosts, a beautiful, profoundly moving memorial to those we have lost on our journeys and the unexpected ways their presence echoes in all places -- and voyages -- big and small. 

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Karen Joy Fowler, a PEN/Faulkner and California Book Award winner, is the author of six novels (two of them New York Times bestsellers) and four short story collections. She has been a Dublin IMPAC nominee, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2014. She lives in Santa Cruz, California. 

 

Traveling with Ghosts: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501107795
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - February 21st, 2017

From grief to reckoning to reflection to solace, a marine biologist shares the solo journey she took--through war-ravaged Eastern Europe, Israel, and beyond--to find peace after her fiance suffered a fatal attack by a box jellyfish in Thailand.


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Travel Conference Event: Lisa Kristine - Bound to Freedom (Corte Madera)

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 8:00pm

2017 Travel Writers & Photographers Conference Event
Free for conference participants; $10 for general public (cost can be applied to purchase of featured book)

Slavery didn't end with the cessation of trans-Atlantic trade to Americas in the 19th century. Modern day slavery is illegal everywhere yet exists almost everywhere, often in plain view. According to the Global Slavery Index, nearly forty-six million people are enslaved today. Lisa Kristine's new photographic essay Bound to Freedom presents this crime against humanity as it exists today - as child labor, sex trafficking, in gold mining, in stone quarrying, and the manufacturing of textiles. In compelling images, Lisa Kristine brings us face to face with these people, toiling in inhuman circumstances, and shows us the celebration of freedom of those liberated. Bound to Freedom is a call to action. In order to create change in a world that allows such crimes to exist, we first need to see and understand how it exists. The book concludes with resources and steps we can take to help free the enslaved. It is a statement of hope and commitment to help free the world of this injustice

Lisa Kristine is a San Francisco based fine-arts and humanitarian photographer specializing in indigenous peoples worldwide. Through her work, Lisa wishes to encourage a dialogue about the beauty, diversity, and hardship of our inter-locking world. The more meaning born in the images, the deeper that dialogue may be. Lisa Kristine aims to enhance her viewer's awareness and engage them in a visual journey that is also a questioning of our existence. She wants to welcome them into the exploration of our mysterious existence with a spirit of importance, astonishment, and hope. For more than 25 years, Lisa Kristine has explored the globe, looking for the peoples, cultures, and places that time forgot, creating indelible and unforgettable images. She brings the distant, ancient, and rare into clear focus. Best known for her evocative and saturated use of color, her fine-art prints are among the most sought after and collected in her field. Lisa's work has been auctioned by Christie's New York for the United Nations with Kofi Annan, and she works with several foundations and NGO's to promote awareness of cultural, social, and humanitarian goals.

 

Bound to Freedom: Slavery to Liberation Cover Image
By Lisa Kristine, Pope Francis (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781935935087
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Goff Books - April 18th, 2017

Slavery didn't end with the cessation of trans-Atlantic trade to Americas in the 19th century. Modern day slavery is illegal everywhere yet exists almost everywhere, often in plain view. According to the Global Slavery Index, nearly forty-six million people are enslaved today.


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Travel Conference Event: Pauline Frommer with Don George - Frommer Guides 60th Anniversary Celebration (Corte Madera)

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 6:00pm

2017 Travel Writers & Photographers Conference Event
Free for conference participants; $10 for general public (cost can be applied to purchase of featured book)

A celebration of the 60th anniversary of Frommer Guides! Frommer Guides are still among the best books for travelers—one of the great family success stories in the travel book business. They began with the 1957 debut of Arthur Frommer’s revolutionary Europe on $5 a Day, and they’ve now expanded to include nearly 100 guidebooks.

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Pauline Frommer is the Co-President of Frommer Media LLC, with her father Arthur Frommer, the company that publishes the Frommer guidebooks and Frommers.com. She’s the author of the bestselling travel guide to New York City (Frommer’s EasyGuide to New York City), and Editorial Director for Frommer’s, overseeing a passionate staff of journalists, editors, photo editors, cartographers, compositors, designers and developers. She’s the co-host of the Frommer Travel Show, a popular radio show and podcast on WABC, and is the award-winning author of 8 books, and countless articles for such outlets as MSNBC.com, Newsweek, Marie Claire and others.

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Don George is the author of The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George and of Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Writing and the editor of ten anthologies, including A Moveable Feast, The Kindness of Strangers, Better Than Fiction, and An Innocent Abroad. George is Editor at Large for National Geographic Traveler, where he writes feature articles and the monthly Trip Lit column. He is also Editor of BBC Travel's literary travel column, Chance Encounters.

 

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Travel Conference Event: Don George - How to Be a Travel Writer (Corte Madera)

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 8:00pm

2017 Travel Writers & Photographers Conference Event
Free for conference participants; $10 for general public (cost can be applied to purchase of featured book)

Bursting with invaluable advice, How to Be a Travel Writer is an inspiring and practical guide. Fully revised and updated in this new edition, it is a must for anyone who yearns to write about travel - whether they aspire to make their living from it or simply enjoy jotting in a journal for posterity.

You don't have to make money to profit from travel writing. Sometimes, the richest rewards are in the currency of experience. How to be a Travel Writer reveals the varied possibilities that travel writing offers and inspires all travellers to take advantage of those opportunities. That's where the journey begins - where it takes you is up to you.

Let legendary travel writer Don George show you the way with his invaluable tips on:

  • The secrets of crafting a great travel story
  • How to conduct pre-trip and on-the-road research
  • Effective interviewing techniques
  • How to get your name in print (and money in your bank account)
  • Quirks of writing for newspapers, magazines, online and books
  • Extensive listings of writers' resources and industry organisations
  •  Interviews with established writers, editors and agents 

Don George is the author of The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George and of Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Writing and the editor of ten anthologies, including A Moveable Feast, The Kindness of Strangers, Better Than Fiction, and An Innocent Abroad. George is Editor at Large for National Geographic Traveler, where he writes feature articles and the monthly Trip Lit column. He is also Editor of BBC Travel's literary travel column, Chance Encounters.

 

How to Be a Travel Writer Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781786578662
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Lonely Planet - July 18th, 2017

Bursting with invaluable advice, this inspiring and practical guide, fully revised and updated in this new edition, is a must for anyone who yearns to write about travel - whether they aspire to make their living from it or simply enjoy jotting in a journal for posterity.


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