Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference August 10-13, 2017 Corte Madera, CA Register Here 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. 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 students during lunch and in discussions that often last late into the evening. The collegiate atmosphere of this four-day conference 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. For a full overview of the Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference, check out Conference Days!
We’re always so excited when we can make a special offer to our Left Coast Writers members. Left Coast Writers will receive 10% off on the Intensive Writing Weekend for Y/A and Middle Grade Readers (7/16-7/17/16), the Mystery Writers Conference (7/28-7/31/16) and the Travel Writers Conference (8/11-8/14/16)! Sign up and receive the discount, and tell your literary pals to join Left Coast Writer to receive this and so many other benefits. If you sign up for one of the conferences, be sure to let us know. We’ll look forward to hearing about what you learned, who you met and where your works will be appearing next. You’ll find all of the conferences listed on the Book Passage website, but here’s more info on one of our favorites: The Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference has an extraordinary, international reputation among publishers, editors, and writers. This conference will be held August 11-14, and among the many talented and varied people on the faculty at this conference will be our leader/founder, Linda Watanabe McFerrin. Now in its 25th year, this four-day Conference offers an array of writing and photography workshops in the morning, a full afternoon of panels and discussions, and evening faculty presentations. The faculty includes publishers, magazine editors, photographers, travel essayists, and more. There are hours of informal interaction between faculty and participants during lunch and in discussions that often last late into the evening. Take a look at this year’s astounding faculty: Jim Benning Tim Cahill Donald George
LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Perry Garfinkel, author of Buddha or Bust Monday, August 5th, 2013 || 7pm Book Passage || Corte Madera 51 Tamal Vista Drive, Corte Madera ||www.bookpassage.com Do you have an interest in travel? Spirituality? Adventure? Perry Garfinkel will discuss his special blend of the three and the genre he has carved out for himself in his book Buddha or Bust, along with other similar works. He will also be discussing what he calls the trifecta of media : magazines, books, and film, along with the transition from one to the other. It should be a fascinating evening, and with the Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference just ahead, one you won’t want to miss. Perry Garfinkel has been a contributor to the New York Times since 1986. He’s also written for National Geographic Magazine and many other publications. He is the author of Buddha or Bust (Three Rivers Press), a national bestseller in 2006 that Emotional Intelligence author Daniel Goleman wrote was “like following Woody Allen in the footsteps of the Buddha”); and of Travel Writing for Profit and