|August 10 - 13, 2017 - Corte Madera, CA|
The Premier Conference in the World for Travel Writers and Photographers!
Registration: $650 ($550 for Alumni)
Take a Look Back at Our 2016 Conference
A Letter from Conference Chair Don George
Dear travel writers and photographers,
Every summer some magic happens at Book Passage. For four days in August, some of the best travel writers, editors, photographers, publishers, and agents in the world convene in Corte Madera to share the art and heart of the work they love at the Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference.
Through workshops, panels, and evening events, with ample free time for informal conversation on the piazza, the conference offers participants a rich mix of information and inspiration; we cover how to shape a compelling travel story, how to shoot a transporting travel photo, how to successfully pitch an editor, how to maximize social media, how to jumpstart your writing and photography, how to leap to the next level, and much, much more.
For me this conference is a dream come true, where some of the most talented professionals in the world generously share everything they’ve learned with equally impassioned writers and photographers at all levels of their craft, from beginning to advanced. And every year this collaboration changes lives. I know because every year at least half a dozen people tell me so on the final day of the conference, and another half dozen tell me so by email over the ensuing months.
This summer marks the 25th anniversary of the conference, and some potent magic is in store. I warmly invite you to join us for four exhilarating days this summer. They may just change your life.
2016 Pre-Conference Classes
2016 Conference Information
The Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference has an extraordinary, international reputation among publishers, editors, and writers. Now in its 25th year, this four-day Conference offers an array of writing and photography workshops in the morning, a full afternoon of panels and discussions, and evening faculty presentations. The faculty includes publishers, magazine editors, photographers, travel essayists, and more. There are hours of informal interaction between faculty and participants during lunch and in discussions that often last late into the evening.
Questions or concerns? Contact Kathryn Petrocelli at 800-999-7909, ext. 239, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 Featured Sponsors
|Author and documentary photographer Paola Gianturco on Book Passage:
"I owe a huge karmic debt to Book Passage! Without Book Passage, I'd be sitting in my house twiddling my thumbs instead of preparing to introduce my fifth book, Grandmother Power! Here are just some of the ways Book Passage has helped me in my writing career over the past 15 years:
Books and maps: All of the materials that helped me find my way to document women's lives in 55 countries
Workshops: How to find an agent, how to write a book proposal, how to understand social media
Travel Writers & Photographers Conference: As a participant: Nevada Wier helped edit images for my first book submission; As a faculty member: New insights about reporting and responsibility
Speaking platform and signings: I've introduced all of my books at Book Passage!"
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Press Coverage of the Conference
|Photo Highlights from the Conference|
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What People Are Saying
"Last night was about more than books to me. It was a about life, inspiration, a dream that began in 2006, when I attended my first event (the Travel Writers' and Photographers' Confence) at Book Passage, met Linda, and hoped, one day, that I would be able to write a book of my own. Thank you for the opportunity to celebrate this dream-come-true. You have given a great gift to me and my family during a very special time in our lives — something we will always remember." - author Elaine Bond
"The owners of Book Passage, Elaine and Bill Petrocelli, and events coordinator Kathryn Petrocelli, hosted us [Bay Area Travel Writers (BATW)] in the main events area of their superb bookstore, which you probably know is the home of internationally acclaimed Travel Writers and Photographers annual August Conference. Try and participate in this event if you have not yet done so."
"I attended the Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference back in 2001. I placed second in the photographer's contest. Since then I have released an adventure book which Book Passage has carried, Bulldust in my Bra: An American Couple's Working Season in the Outback. I'm about to release the second children's book in a series of ag educational books. It is being promoted nationwide."
"Thank you so much for putting together such a special conference. It was educational, enriching and fortifying to my mind and spirit. I hope to make it again next year."
"Coming to the Conference for the first time this year  I was struck not just by the talent and passion (which are the norm at writing workshops) but by the friendliness and lack of pretentiousness (which aren't). Everyone—students as well as faculty—seemed well-read, well-travelled, curious, engaged, open. If good Americans go to Paris when they die, good American travel writers go to Corte Madera."