May 27, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

May’s Weekday Wanderlust will be on Tuesday, May 27, at the Hotel Rex (562 Sutter Street in San Francisco). Readings start promptly at 7 p.m., but a group of thirsty travelers can always be found in the Hotel Rex’s Library Bar at 6. Readers are Janis Cooke Newman, Bob Bone, and Diana Kapp. As usual, the dashing Don George is emcee for the evening. Come early, snag a seat, and say hello.

Reader Bios:

Janis Cooke Newman has written travel for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Travelers’ Tales, and Wanderlust. She is the author of the novel, Mary and the memoir, The Russian Word for Snow. Her new novel, A Master Plan for Rescue, will be published by Riverhead in spring 2015. Janice is a writer at the San Francisco Writers Grotto and the founder of the Lit Camp Writer’s Conference. Read more about her at:

Bob Bone has been a travel writer since 1957 when he left his newspaper job to sail one-way to Europe with no idea where he was going to live or exactly what he was going to do. He has lived for extended periods in distant destinations including England, Belgium, Spain, Brazil, and Puerto Rico. He has been mugged and shot at, climbed the mast of a ship at sea, and unfurled a revolutionary banner on the Atomium in Brussels. Before he moved to the Bay Area in 2008, Bob was largely identified with Hawaii, where he and his wife lived for 38 years while turning out his own series of successful travel guidebooks to Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand and Alaska. He has never been fired from a job, but is going to read a chapter from his forthcoming book Fire Bone!

Diana Kapp can’t sit still. She has balanced across Irian Jaya walking on wet logs, skied off a boat frozen in a Greenland fjord, trekked her 8-year-old to Everest Base Camp, and sipped, tentatively, regurgitated sparrow saliva with a bird-nester in the Andaman Sea. Still, her favorite place on earth is near home: the Sawtooth Mountains near Stanley, Idaho (her youngest daughter’s middle name is Sawtooth). Diana is a veteran journalist, but a relative newbie to travel writing. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, ELLE, Marie Claire and San Francisco Magazine. She has a feature forthcoming in the October issue of MORE about a British doctor and mother of four building schools in Afghanistan, where she traveled with her own mother to report. Read more about her at


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