TWPC 2023 Conference - Frequently Asked Questions
What meals are included in the conference?
The following meals are included in the price of the conference:
Thursday – Opening Night Dinner
Friday – Breakfast, lunch & dinner buffets
Saturday – Breakfast & lunch buffets
Sunday – Breakfast & lunch buffets and closing reception
All the meals included in the conference include a vegetarian option. If you have any other dietary restrictions, please inform us at registration.
We additionally provide coffee and tea on the patio throughout the morning, and water and ice tea on the patio throughout the afternoon.
Participants are welcome to attend as much or as little of the conference as desired. We are unfortunately not able to offer a prorated rate or single day rates.
Is there a scholarship option to attend?
Long-time faculty member Paul Lasley never met a stranger.
After Paul’s death last year, we heard that repeatedly from those who knew him and all those (which was everybody) who benefited from his warmth and his willingness to share his knowledge.
Besides originating hundreds of radio shows, Paul was active in SATW (Society of American Travel Writers), serving as its president 2015-16; the SATW Foundation (the philanthropic arm of SATW) as a board member; and as a faculty member with his wife, Elizabeth, at the Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference in Corte Madera, California.
SATW members and others who knew Paul were generous in their donations to the SATW Foundation in his memory. With the approval of the SATW Foundation Board and with the help of Book Passage’s Don George and Kathryn Petrocelli, we are pleased to announce the first SATW Foundation Paul Lasley Scholarship for tuition to Book Passage for the August conference.
*Please note this scholarship is for the conference only. It does not include airfare or accommodations.
Yes, the evening events are open to the public, with a nominal ticket price.
Are there hotels near Book Passage?
Marin Suites - Click Here for Discounted Reservations
Best Western Corte Madera Inn - Please call the hotel directly, as discounted rates are not available via online booking.
Is there a suggested dress code?
No, there is no suggested dress for any of our conferences. Please dress as comfortably and as casually as you would like. The weather is generally beautiful during the day, though you will likely want a sweater or jacket for the evening hours.
Yes, the conference is designed to meet the needs and goals for participants at all levels. We have different offerings geared towards writers who are at different stages in the process. You will find classes and panels at every level to challenge and inspire you.