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
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.