Literary Salon: Susan West

Monday, January 4, 2010 || 7pm ||

Susan West, Founding Editor in Chief of Afar and Editorial Consultant

Book Passage – Corte Madera
51 Tamal Vista Dr., Corte Madera

Susan West
Susan West

Failure to launch? It’ll never happen with Guest Presenter Susan West.

Susan West is a long-time editorial consultant for magazines and websites. Most recently she was the founding Editor in Chief of Afar, a new magazine whose mission is to inspire and  guide those who travel the world seeking to connect with its people, experience their culture, and understand  their perspectives. Afar, which launched in August 2009, was named one of the 15 best launches of the year by “Mr. Magazine,” Samir Husni. Susan was also Executive  Editor of  Smithsonian and a co-founder of Hippocrates magazine, now called Health, which won four National Magazine Awards while she was  there.  With West Gold Editorial consulting, she formulated the  editorial blueprint  for and helped to launch Dwell magazine. Other Web and print consulting  clients have included Cooking Light, Reader’s  Digest, Consumer Reports, Family  Fun, Southern Accents, and PC World.

Susan will talk about “how to launch”— a magazine, a story, a writing career.