Literary Salon: Travel Writers & Photographers Conference Preview: Women Travel Writer Share their Secrets! 🗓

Literary Salon:  Travel Writers & Photographers Conference Preview: Women Travel Writers Share their Secrets!

Monday, August 5th, 2019 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera ||

Want the inside scoop into the how and why and why not of putting place on the page and getting it published?

Join these travelers and successful travel writers in a group conversation about the art of traveling and translating those journeys and adventures for page and screen in a way that transports publisher, publication and reader.

Our panelists will discuss magazine writing, literary travel essay, long form journalism, and even fiction and alternate genres that celebrate a sense of place. They will also discuss their favorite publishers and publications and how to get your work into print and on screens.

Panelists: Linda Watanabe McFerrin (moderator), Joanna Biggar, Laurie McAndish King, Mary Jo McConahay, Jill Robinson

Linda Watanabe McFerrin, ( is a poet, travel writer, novelist and longtime contributor to numerous national and international publications. Her work has won awards in multiple genres and includes books in poetry, long and short fiction, non-fiction and creative non-fiction. Navigating the Divide, a collection of Linda’s selected works is forthcoming from Alan Squire Publishing in 2019.

Joanna Biggar is a poet, novelist, and journalist. Her novel, That Paris Year, was published by Alan Squire Publishing in 2010 and she is co-editor with Linda Watanabe McFerrin of the popular “Wandering in …” travel series.

Lowell Thomas Gold Award winner Laurie McAndish King‘s travel stories are included in two award-winning collections: Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive and Your Crocodile has Arrived. You’ll find links to her books in our Library

Born in Chicago, Mary Jo McConahay is an award-winning reporter who covered the wars in Central America and economics in the Middle East. She has traveled in seventy countries and has been fascinated by the history of World War II since childhood, when she listened to the stories of her father, a veteran U.S. Navy officer. A graduate of the University of California in Berkeley, she covers Latin America as an independent journalist. Her previous books include Maya Road and Ricochet.

Jill K. Robinson is an award-winning freelance journalist and photographer. Her articles have been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Every Day With Rachael Ray, Coastal Living, Robb Report, ISLANDS, Saturday Evening Post, San Francisco magazine, American Way, Celebrated Living, Delta Sky, and more. She has received a Solas Award, ALTO Award, and Society of American Travel Writers awards for travel writing, as well as the Bill Muster award for photography. Her essays have been published in Travelers’ Tales books: The Best Travel Writing, The Best Women’s Travel Writing, and Leave the Lipstick Take the Iguana.

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