February 2, 2017
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

From Kimberly Lovato and the Weekday Wanderlust gang:

Happy New Year! Due to travel schedules we are unable to host our first Weekday Wanderlust of 2017 this month, but we’re bringing it to you on Thursday, February 2—just in time to wave at January in the rear view mirror!

We can’t think of a better time to introduce you to our fantastic line up of fabulous readers: Janis Cooke Newman, Jess Silber, and Blane Bachelor. Check out their bios are below and on our Facebook page. We hope you’ll come out and bring them that famous warm WW welcome. Invite a friend and RSVP here while you’re at it.

Our readings are held at the always fabulous Hotel Rex (562 Sutter Street) and 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 p.m. Come early, snag a seat, and say hi.

As usual, our emcee for the evening is the charming and peripatetic Don George, this time sans Santa hat. There will be a few giveaways at the end of the night so bring a business card or a pen and piece of paper.

We can’t wait to see you and hear all about where you’re traveling in 2017!

 See you soon!

 ~The Weekday Wanderlust Gang

Janis Cooke Newman is the author of the novel, A Master Plan for Rescue, which was an S.F. Chronicle Best Book of 2015, as well as the novel, Mary; Mrs. A. Lincoln, which was an L.A. Times Book Prize Finalist and USA Today’s Historical Novel of the Year. She is also the author of a memoir, The Russian Word for Snow. Her travel writing has appeared in the NY Times, the LA Times, the Dallas Morning News, the SF Chronicle, Salon and in Travelers’ Tales. Janis is the fiction editor of CNET’s Technically Literate series, and the founder of the Lit Camp writers conference. Read more about her at www.janiscookenewman.com

Blane Bachelor covers travel, outdoor adventure, wine, and running – and any combination of those – for outlets including New York magazine, The Washington Post, Runner’s World, Hemispheres, Men’s Journal, Women’s Health, Fodors, and many others. Her career in journalism has paved the way for countless (mis)adventures all over the world. After several years as a newspaper sportswriter, Blane took off for Barcelona, where she taught English, learned Spanish, and drank way too much sangria. She kicked off her freelance career after returning to the U.S. and now lives in San Francisco, where she never fails to swoon at the Golden Gate Bridge. And yes, Bachelor is her real last name. Read more about her at www.blanebachelor.com

Jessica Silber grew up in Connecticut and has had the great good fortune to study in Paris, to move to Tanzania, and eventually to relocate to California where she was an intern at AFAR. Her work appears in Lonely Planet’s latest travel anthology, and has been published in Westport Magazine, Folio: Magazine, and East African Aviation Magazine. When she’s not writing or traveling, she works planning clients’ trips to Africa as a job, in a workplace surrounded by fellow travelers. It’s pretty sweet.


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