September 17, 2013
12:00 amto9:00 am

NBP“The White House has declared September 2013 as National Wilderness Month. In recognition of this event, we are extending the ‘Wilderness Forever’ photo contest for two weeks. Winning images will be exhibited at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Enter today and join in the 50th anniversary celebration of the Wilderness Act.”

Uploads must be completed by 11:59 pm EST on Sept. 17, 2013. Entry form is here.

October 26, 2013
10:00 amto4:00 pm

LisaalpineIn this workshop Lisa Alpine will share her wealth of experience on how to bring your travel stories to life and get them out into the world. For example, she’ll show you how personal travel essays are publishable even if they don’t fit the structure of conventional travel pieces.  “We’ll also discuss ways to generate other travel-related sources of income, such as

September 21, 2013

solasThe deadline for this year’s Solas Awards for Best Travel Story of the Year is just a few days away. To enter this year’s competition, go to BestTravelWriting.com and follow the instructions. As of [September 13] , competition is light in the following categories:

Adventure Travel
Animal Encounter
Cruise Story
Doing Good or the Kindness of Strangers
Elder Travel
Love Story

September 22, 2013
9:00 amto1:00 pm

natgeoIt’s coming to San Francisco, Sunday, September 22, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Register here for The Power of Light & Color, a new photography seminar, teaches students to transform their photography and expand their understanding of how light and color can enhance the quality and impact of their images. National Geographic photographer Nevada Wier will share techniques that broaden the way you think—and see—to create more compelling photographs. View amazing images and see your skills improve in just one day!

Topics covered include:

February 12, 2014toFebruary 17, 2014

smwcRegistration is open for the 9th Annual San Miguel Writers’ Conference, February 12-17, 2014.  Keynote speakers include:

  • Pat Conroy—The Great Santini and Prince of Tides
  • Yann Martel—Life of Pi
  • Laura Esquivel—Like Water for Chocolate
  • Benjamin Alire Saenz—Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club (2013 PEN/Faulkner Winner)
  • David Whyte—River Flow: New & Selected Poems
  • Kathi Diamant—Kafka’s Last Love: The Mystery of Dora Diamant

As usual, the conference also includes over-the-top workshops and activities:

  • 55+ Speakers, Faculty, & Literary Agents
  • 56 Daily Workshop Options
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