Book Passage

Travel Writers & Photographers Conference

August 18 - 21, 2022

Corte Madera, CA 

The Premier Conference in the World for Travel Writers and Photographers!

 

 

New Attendee Price: $650
Alumni Price: $575

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The Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference has an extraordinary reputation among publishers, editors, and writers. Alumni have published books, articles, and photos—many as the direct result of lessons learned and contacts made at the conference.

The Conference is now in its 30th year. There is no finer travel conference anywhere in the world.

The Conference offers an array of workshops, panels, and evening activities. There are many hours of informal interaction between faculty and participants during lunch and in discussions that often last late into the evening.

The collegial atmosphere of this four-day conference is legendary. It attracts participants and faculty from all over the country, many for repeat visits. Opportunities abound for faculty and participants to talk, laugh, and exchange ideas in classes, workshops, panels, and informal lunches.

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"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."

Don George,

Conference Co-Founder and Chair

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2022 Pre-Conference Classes

These optional workshops are taught by Don George and Robert Holmes on the Wednesday prior to the conference.

Don George
Travel Writing in San Francisco

Wed., Aug. 17, 2022, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
$125 for conference attendees, $175 for general public

Join acclaimed National Geographic Traveler and BBC Travel writer and editor Don George for a day of exploration and travel writing in San Francisco. The group meets at the store at 9:00am and takes the ferry to the historic Ferry Building, while discussing how to find, research, and write travel stories. They continue to S.F.’s lively North Beach, where after a short tour they are let loose to find their own stories before meeting for lunch to discuss what they found. Participants will write a short piece based on the day’s discoveries. Lunch and round-trip ferry ticket included.

Robert Holmes
Travel Photography in San Francisco

Wed., Aug. 17, 2022, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
$125 for conference attendees, $175 for general public

Join award-winning landscape, food, and wine photographer Robert Holmes for a day of exploration and travel photography in San Francisco. The group meets at the store at 9:00 am for a discussion of travel photography, and then to take the ferry to San Francisco to photograph and document one of the city’s most colorful and historic neighborhoods in North Beach. The group returns to Book Passage to review their day’s work. Digital cameras are recommended so that participants can get instant feedback at the end of the day. Lunch and round-trip ferry ticket included.

 

 

Don George, Conference Chair - Bob Holmes, Photography Chair

2022 Faculty

Click here to see the list (with more to come)!

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A Peek at the Schedule

The TWPC schedule is usually announced a few weeks before the Conference when all the programs are lined up. However, there are certain programs and events you can be sure of right now. There will be intensive workshop sessions each morning on the basics of travel writing. These will be followed by an array of specialty classes, panel discussions, and presentations by well-known writers and photographers throughout the day and into the evening. There are also many informal gatherings of participants and faculty at lunches, dinners and othe special events. 

We'll be posting the 2022 schedule soon, but in the meantime you can get a good idea of the programs that will be presented by looking at the 2019 Conference schedule from a few years back:

Click here to see the 2019 schedule.

 

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Do you want a private consultation with a TWPC faculty member?

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You have questions? We have answers!

Frequently Asked Questions

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Conference Praise

"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!"
Paola Gianturco

"Coming to the Conference for the first time this year [2005] 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."
Thomas Swick, Travel Editor, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

"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."
– Elaine Bond

Read more conference success stories

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Author-actor-director Andrew McCarthy and conference chair Don George in discussion at the 2012 Travel Writers & Photographers Conference.

Don George, Conference Chair - Robert Holmes, Photography Chair

2022 Faculty

Click here to see the list (with more to come)!

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A Peek at the Schedule

The schedule of events for the TWPC is usually announced a few weeks before the Conference when we have all the programs lined up. However, you can be sure to find morning workshop sessions on the basics of travel writing and photography, along with an array of specialty classes, panel discussions, and presentations by well-known writers and photographers. There are also informal gatherings of participants and faculty at lunches, dinners and events throughout the days and into the nights. 

We'll be posting the current schedule here soon, but in the meantime you can get a good idea of the programs that will be presented by looking at this Conference schedule from a few years back:

Click here to see the prior schedule.

 

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Learn More About Private Consultations

 

Still have questions? We have answers!

Frequently Asked Questions

 

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Conference Praise

"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!"
Paola Gianturco

"Coming to the Conference for the first time this year [2005] 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."
Thomas Swick, Travel Editor, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

"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."
– Elaine Bond

Read more conference success stories

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Author-actor-director Andrew McCarthy and conference chair Don George in discussion at the 2012 Travel Writers & Photographers Conference.