Jonathan Lorie, Director of Travellers’ Tales has just emailed his faithful following with details of the company’s first ever Festival.
It isn’t often that travel writers – wanna be and professional alike – get the chance to spend a weekend picking up tips of the trade and mingling with Michael Palin…not to mention John Simpson (BBC), Don McCullin (photojournalist), William Dalrymple (award-winning travel writer), Sara Wheeler (Lonely Planet), Steve McCurry (legendary photographer for Magnum and National Geographic), Alexander McCall Smith (reator of the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency novels), Art Wolfe (American wildlife and wilderness photographer), Colin Thubron (author of, amongst other, Shadow of the Silk Road), Lyn Hughes (Wanderlust) and others.
Travellers’ Tales have picked London’s Royal Geographical Society as a fitting venue for a weekend celebration of the world’s finest travel writing and photography.
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It’s a compact and cosy venue where tickets are expected to sell out rapidly, which makes the 10% discount on all bookings made before 1st January definitely seem more than tempting.
When is it?
28 February-1 March 2009
EIGHT HOURS of festival events each day, 10 am to 6 pm including
Internationally respected speakers
Inspirational travel photography exhibitions
Practical workshops for self-improvement
Demonstrations of the latest gear
Debates on creative issues (such as Truth, fiction and photoshop)
Industry seminars on the digital future (including Writing in the blogosphere; Guidebooks in the digital age)
Visit the Festival’s timetable here
And buy tickets here