B.C. Association of Travel Writers Annual Symposium

  • WHERE: Historic Listel Hotel, 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
  • WHEN: May 8, 2010 from 1:00-4:00 (REGISTRATION 12:00-12:50)
  • WHAT: “BROADENING OUR HORIZONS: Learning to Write in Various Travel Genres”
    • PANEL OF WRITERS with breakout groups
  • WHY: Camaraderie, refreshments, gourmet basket raffle, prizes galore!

(Your registration fee includes lunch, gratuities, venue AND program)

The panelists consist of:

JOHN LEE, speaking about cultural travel.

John is an award-winning travel writer whose work has appeared in the Lonely Planet Travel Guides, National Geographic Traveler, the Globe and Mail, Chicago Tribune and US Airways in-flight. As well, he has written the books Walking Vancouver and Drinking Vancouver.

RANDALL SHIRLEY, speaking about cruise/luxury travel writing

Randall’s work has appeared in Bon Appetit, Air Canada OnAir, Travel+Leisure, the Boston Globe and Calgary Herald. He is also the travel editor of Outlooks, Canada’s gay national lifestyle magazine and editor of the gay cruise website, meetmeonboard.com.

LORI HENRY, speaking on ecotourism/adventure travel.

Lori is the Western Canada Travel Writer for Suite101.com  Her guidebook work includes publication in Fodor’s Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada. She has also written for Reader’s Digest, Western Living, VIA destinations, West, FLARE and Western Living.

JOANNE SAVARI, speaking on culinary travel

Joanne was the inaugural travel editor for the National Post. Currently, she writes for Western Living, The Vancouver Sun and CanWest News Services and occasionally for other publications such as Alive!, Wine Access, Calgary Herald and Taste. She is also author of the 2006 culinary-travel-memoir Paprika: A Spicy Memoir from Hungary.

And …

Christine Potter, speaking about writing senior-oriented travel stories

Christine is a veteran travel journalist and founding editor of HolidayMaker, a travel magazine she ran for 15 years before selling it to Carlson Wagonlit Travel. She also writes about business travel for the Ontario based Business Executive, is a frequent contributor to Canadian Traveller and it’s web-daily TravelHotNews, and writes a travel column for the seniors’ publication Independent Times.

Format: Each writer will speak for 8-10 minutes about writing their particular genre of travel writing. There will then be a 20-minute period to allow general questions from the audience. That will be followed by two in-depth sessions where people will have a chance to sit at a table with the writers of their choice and pick their brains about writing in that genre of travel writing.

DON’T MISS OUT! BRING A FRIEND!

TO REGISTER, SEND YOUR $15 REGISTRATION FEE ($35 for non-members) TO:

Robert Scheer, Treasurer, 502-6282 Kathleen Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5H 4J4

We’re trying to set numbers for the food and seating, so please register as early as possible.

Questions about registration? Contact Robert Scheer at robertscheer@shaw.ca

SEE YOU AT THE 2010 SYMPOSIUM ON MAY 8TH!

COME EARLY!

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