Events


LA Times Book Fest Travel Panel

Leslie Berestein, Jim Benning, Elliott Hester, Don George, Me – Jen Leo Around the World in 60 Minutes: Travel Writing at the LA Times Book Fest, was one of the better panels I attended this weekend, and I’m not just saying that because it’s one of my favorite subjects. I […]


Pictures from the LA Times Book Fest

Had a good time at the LA Times Book Fest yesterday. Heading back over there now to meet Jim Benning and see the Don George, Elliott Hester panel. Might also catch the Peter Hessler one. Here is the line up of panels for Sunday. There were no problems getting in […]


Writing Workshop led by Larry Habegger

This has to be the mother of all writing workshops! Larry Habegger of Travelers’ Tales is holding a writing workshop abroad a 82-foot Turkish Gulet. Enjoy the Turquoise Sea, tour fishing villages and ruins, while learning to craft a personal travel story. The yacht will set sail from Gocek and […]


LA Times Book Fest Tickets at Ticketmaster

The LA Times Book Fest is Huge. It’s the biggest literary event on the West Coast. And, believe it or not, this is the first year I’m going. I didn’t plan months ahead and try and get on a panel, but thanks to the World Hum reminder last week, I’m […]


ASJA 2006 Writer’s Conference

If you’re going to be in New York next weekend, consider attending American Society of Journalists and Authors annual Writer’s Conference. Don’t worry. You don’t have to be a member to attend. The conference’s mission is to provide writers with insider information and fresh ideas to move their careers forward. […]


BookExpo America Writer’s Conference

This year’s BookExpo America/ Writer’s Digest Book Writer’s Conference will be held Wednesday, May 17, 2006. Registration: $189 Location: Washington Convention Center Time: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Featured workshops include something for both published and unpublished, experienced and inexperienced writers and authors. A few notables include: Travel Writing: People […]


East Coast Author Appearances

Anastasia Ashman and Jennifer Eaton Gokmen, authors of Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 6:30 pm Candida’s World of Books, Washington D.C. In “Tales From the Expat Harem”, 29 women reveal their tales of cultural conflict and discovery spanning the entire […]


New York Times Travel Show 2006

If you’re going to be in the New York City area next weekend, come on by the New York Times Travel Show. Daniel and Darrel, the great guys at Longitude Books have put together a swell line up of travel writers and seminars. There’s an impressive list of travel writers […]


Antarctica with Bill Bryson

Starting at $4890 you can go to Antarctica with Bill Bryson! Dammit, I want to go! Check this out, gizmag Article: The ultimate voyage to Antarctica with the ultimate guide If they can get enough takers, The Bill Bryson (has he been knighted yet?) will escort a cruise for New […]


Book Passage Events Tonight and All Week!

Get on over to Book Passage in Corte Madera tonight for the last author event for The Thong Also Rises! This is also your last chance to show me your thong for a free copy to be mailed to you by Christmas. Tonight we have some great contributors joining us. […]