2016 Schedule (Travel Writers & Photographers Conference)

2016 Schedule

Thursday, August 11

12:00 pm and beyond
Registration/Check-In
Location: Patio

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Conference Kick-Off
Don George, Conference Chair & Karen West, Event Director
Location: Event Room

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Inside a Travel Writer's Life
Georgia Hesse
Location: Event Room

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Inside a Travel Photographer's Life
Robert Holmes
Location: Event Room

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Break

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Welcome and Introduction of Faculty
Don George & Robert Holmes
Location: Event Room

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Opening Night Dinner
Location: Patio

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anthony Marra, author of The Tsar of Love and Techno, in Conversation with Don George
Location: Event Room

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Informal Gathering
Location: Cafe & Patio

 

Friday, August 12

8:30 am
Breakfast & Informal Gathering

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1. Advanced Narrative Workshop
Tim Cahill
Location: Office

2. Short-Form Storytelling
Spud Hilton
Location: Corte Madera Inn

3. Getting Personal: Narrative, Essay, Memoir
Larry Habegger
Location: Gallery

4. Building & Branding Your Digital Path
Pam Mandel & Candace Rardon
Location: Meeting Room

5. Finding, Telling & Selling Your Story
Jim Benning & Chris Reynolds
Location: Event Room

6. Travel Photography
Robert Holmes & Andrea Johnson
Location: Used Book Room

7. Alumni Salon
Don George & Lavinia Spalding
Location: Back Patio

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch
Location: Patio

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

In the Beginning: How to Craft Your Lede
Jim Benning, Tim Cahill, Linda Watanabe McFerrin & Georgia Hesse (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

Digital for Dummies Q&A: No Question Too Dumb(y)
Pam Mandel & Candace Rardon
Location: Meeting Room

Insider's Guide to Guidebook Writing
Celeste Brash & Don George
Location: Gallery

In the Spotlight: Photographer Q&A
Jeffrey Davis
Location: Patio

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Magazine Writing Essentials
Elizabeth Harryman
Location: Event Room

Literary Tales: Who's Publishing What?
Jim Benning, Pam Mandel, Lavinia Spalding & Don George (Moderator)
Location: Used Book Room

Social Media: Make Facebook & Twitter Work for You
Andrea Johnson, Michael Shapiro & Spud Hilton (Moderator)
Location: Gallery

iPhoneography
Mikkel Aaland
Location: Meeting Room

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Break

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The Practical Freelancer: Finding & Creating Opportunities
Paul Lasley, Candace Rardon, Michael Shapiro & Linda Watanabe McFerrin (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

Sold! Creating a Winning Book Proposal
Amy Cloughley, Jeff Greenwald, Wendy Simmons & Larry Habegger (Moderator)
Location: Meeting Room

Alumni Round Table
Abbie Kozolchyk & Lavinia Spalding
Location: Used Book Room

In the Spotlight: Photographer Q&A
Mikkel Aaland
Location: Patio

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wine and Music
Sponsored by Visit Tucson and the Flagstaff CVB
Location: Patio

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Recess

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Evening with Suzi Eszterhas
Introduced by Robert Holmes
Location: Event Room

9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Informal Gathering in Book Passage Cafe

 

Saturday, August 13

8:30 am
Breakfast & Informal Gathering

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1. Advanced Narrative Workshop
Tim Cahill
Location: Office

2. Short-Form Storytelling
Spud Hilton
Location: Corte Madera Inn

3. Getting Personal: Narrative, Essay, Memoir
Larry Habegger
Location: Gallery

4. Building & Branding Your Digital Path
Pam Mandel & Candace Rardon
Location: Meeting Room

5. Finding, Telling & Selling Your Story
Jim Benning & Chris Reynolds
Location: Event Room

6. Travel Photography
Robert Holmes & Andrea Johnson
Location: Used Book Room

7. Alumni Salon
Don George
Location: Back Patio

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch on the Patio

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Elevator Pitch: You've Got 30 Seconds
Elizabeth Harryman, Nick Rowlands, Jenna Scatena & Don George (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

Power Portfolios: Utilizing Instagram & Pinterest
Andrea Johnson, Catherine Karnow, Abbie Kozolchyk & Pam Mandel (Moderator)
Location: Gallery

The Agent Advantage: Everything You Need to Know About Working with Agents
Amy Cloughley & Andy Ross
Location: Used Book Room

In the Spotlight: Writer Q&A
Tim Cahill
Location: Patio

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Way of Sketching
Candace Rardon
Location: Gallery

My Big Fat Feature Story: How to Get Those Plum Assignments
Nick Rowlands, Jenna Scatena & Elizabeth Harryman (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

Easy Listening: The Interviewer's Art
Jeff Greenwald, Chris Reynolds, Michael Shapiro & Paul Lasley (Moderator)
Location: Used Book Room

In the Spotlight: Photographer Q&A
Catherine Karnow
Location: Patio

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Break

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Polishing the Travel Article for Submission
Jim Benning, Celeste Brash, Jeff Greenwald, Larry Habegger, Elizabeth Harryman, Georgia Hesse, Abbie Kozolchyk, Pam Mandel, Linda Watanabe McFerrin, Candace Rardon, Chris Reynolds, Nick Rowlands, Jenna Scatena, Michael Shapiro, Lavinia Spalding & Spud Hilton (Moderator)
Location: Patio

Food and Wine Photography
Robert Holmes & Andrea Johnson
Location: Gallery

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Trip That Changed My Life
Tim Cahill, Larry Habegger, Abbie Kozolchyk, Chris Reynolds & Georgia Hesse (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Travel Writing That Makes a Difference
Jeff Greenwald, Wendy Simmons & Jim Benning (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Recess

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Travel Writers & Photographers Conference 25th Anniversary Celebration
Location: Event Room

9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Informal Gathering & Karaoke
Location: Cafe & Event Room

 

Sunday, August 14

8:30 am
Breakfast & Informal Gathering

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1. Advanced Narrative Workshop
Tim Cahill
Location: Office

2. Short-Form Storytelling
Spud Hilton
Location: Corte Madera Inn

3. Getting Personal: Narrative, Essay, Memoir
Larry Habegger
Location: Gallery

4. Building & Branding Your Digital Path
Pam Mandel & Candace Rardon
Location: Meeting Room

5. Finding, Telling & Selling Your Story
Jim Benning & Chris Reynolds
Location: Event Room

6. Travel Photography
Robert Holmes & Andrea Johnson
Location: Used Book Room

7. Alumni Salon
Lavinia Spalding
Location: Back Patio

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch on the Patio

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wendy Simmons, author of My Holiday in North Korea
, in conversation with Jeff Greenwald
Location: Event Room

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Annual Suitcase Awards
Location: Event Room

3:00 pm
Closing Festivities: Champagne & Chocolate Reception