Monthly Archives: July 2003

East Coast Travel Writing Conference

The Symposium for Professional Travel Writers will take place August 27-31, 2003 at the highly acclaimed resort, The Greenbrier. Created and directed by Antonia Allegra, this is the first year The Symposium has been held. It is not clear to me if there will be byline police administering who is […]

Bright Lights, Big City

The Marsh event last night was a good time. A different kind of reading than any I’ve done before. It was held at a performance theatre in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco. An intimate horseshoe theatre that let the audience sit close to the stage. For us, the set […]

What’s the Point?

Travel Writers Tout Their Top Ten Roads Can someone tell me why they made a big deal out of this coming from SATW members, and even use quotes around their picks, but don’t tell us who the travel writer is that said it?

Calling All Adventure Photographers

Hey Shutterbugs, National Geographic Adventurer is offering free photo critiques this month. (July, 2003) Though you are only allowed to submit one photo, it seems well worth it. The photo editors put four members of their editorial staff to the test and posted the critiques in an online gallery. Don’t […]

Travel Writing at The Marsh

You aren’t going to want to miss these great shows! Big thanks to Tanya Shaffer for setting up the womens’ event. Travel writing has come to The Marsh in San Francisco. Two weeks of travel(mono)logues by eight prominent Bay Area travel writers/photographers: Wild Women Wander The Globe by Tanya Shaffer, […]

Is Bill Bryson Having a Mood?

Last month I got to have margaritas with the World Hum men and their special ladies. It was a fine time where we talked about life and other writers more than the anticipated shop talk. That was so refreshing. Jim and Leslie are amazingly open, and I was inspired to […]

Sand at “Just for Laughs” in Canada

I'm having a high school moment. The one where I didn't read the book but got an “A” on the assigned essay. You know, when you don't study for the test, but pass with flying colors. That's how lucky we were today. Normally it takes two to three months to […]

What Would You Like to See More of?

As soon as I got to the salon last night, Moon Handbooks writer Carl Parkes came up to tell me that he's been reading Written Road every day for a month. Maybe two. Carl has written six Moon books to Asia and is currently working on updating Thailand. He has […]

Nothing but Good News

Sand in My Bra was named the 2nd best selling book for June at Wide World Books & Maps in Seattle. Hey Frasierheads, lets keep it up for next month too! I’ll be reading and signing books there Tuesday, September 9. Check out their July newsletter for other fun events […]

Wild Writing Women Salon: July 2003

I'm back in town and will be at the Wild Writing Women salon tomorrow night at the Monticello Inn. Several of the wild ones will be there including Jacqueline Harmon Butler, Carla King, Lynn Ferrin, Lisa Alpine, Pamela Michael, and Danielle Mochotka. We will be hosting the event and reading […]