Just thought I would mention that David Farley, who we interviewed here, will be promoting the release of his new book An Irreverent Curiosity: In Search of the Church’s Strangest Relic in Italy’s Oddest Town. The title says it all. It has been getting a lot of great reviews, so I highly recommend picking up [read more]
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 [read more]
Running from November 17-20 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, California, The Bloggers’ Summit, part of the PhoCusWright Travel Industry Event of the Year is a way for travel industry bloggers from around the world to get together, share and exchange ideas and to participate in the Travel Industry Event of the Year. This Bloggers’ [read more]
We got a heads-up from ex-Written Road contributor Kelly Amabile, of some cool travel related events in NYC this October. Although the events do not talk about travel-writing directly, they involve some great travel-writers who will be talking about their books:
1) Wednesday, October 8 at 7pm: Stephanie Elizondo Griest reads from her new travel memoir [read more]
WTM (World Travel Market) arrives at London’s Excel exhibition centre from 10-13th November. If you’re scheduled to be in the UK around that time I’m guessing you’ll be making a beeline for the Excel exhibition centre too.
The annual four day trade show is THE travel gathering of the year in the UK with more [read more]
It’s certainly been a busy couple of weeks for the online travel community, with bloggers, developers, start ups and long-established travel companies chewing the cud together on the future of travel.
Last week, for example, the UK’s blogging community prised their fingers from their laptops for a get together, for the very first time, as [read more]
As a reader and editor, I’ve always had slightly more of a leaning towards travel literature than fact-focused guidebooks. Of course, both genres do have different jobs to fulfil; travel books’ rich, subjective descriptions inspire us to visit far-flung places and then, once you’ve visited and with every subsequent book you read, writers’ differing responses [read more]
If you missed the latest enstallment of David Farley’s Restless Legs Reading Series this past Saturday (I went and had a great time, as did the many others that made it) a nother eeading will commence in just a few short weeks on October 15. This time will be a World Hum theme with Jim [read more]
The Restless Legs reading series, “a reading series for the wanderlust stricken,” will be holding their next reading this Saturday on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Authors Mary Morris (who wrote Wall to Wall: From Beijing to Berlin by Rail and The River Queen) and Ayun Halliday (No Touch Monkey: And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too [read more]
To continue the theme of Abha’s latest post, there’s lots to gain from one of Travellers’ Tales Travel Writing and Photography workshops; even if you’ve already nailed some paid commissions. They offer practice, practice and more practice, professional and peer appraisals and the chance to add a few more industry contacts to your address book. [read more]
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