It’s that time of year again – the Book Passage Travel Writers and Photography Conference is this weekend. And this year in addition to its longstanding focus on travel and photography, the organizers have added another entirely more delicious angle to their event: food!
The conference starts Thursday and runs through the weekend at the Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA, just over the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. As usual the conference will be host to an incredible selection of travel (and now food!) writers and photographers with lectures, panels, slideshows, meals and other delightful interactions to help bring people together inside its low-key bookstore setting. Don George, “legendary travel writer and editor” as dubbed by National Geographic, will be there as conference chair and chief moderator, with other notables including Rolf Potts, Pauline Frommer, Jim Benning, Robert Holmes, Tim Cahill, Jen Leo and many others. Take a look at the website for a full rundown of the faculty.
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As in years past, AirTreks will again be proud sponsors of the conference and be giving away an around-the-world trip as first prize for the best writing at the event. The award ceremony will be on Sunday night and AirTreks will be on hand to deliver the award.
My experience from last year was very pleasant. I found the quality of the faculty to be outstanding, and the bookstore setting made it different from your average impersonal concrete-style conference.
The fee for attending is $635 for the full four days and comes with meals included and each class as scheduled.