As a total newbie to writing, Lavinia's workshop class helped build my skills and confidence. Each week she taught and led us through great writing tips and techniques. Her workshopping process created a safe and supportive space for me to explore and expose my writing style and the story I wanted to share. I highly recommend this class for newbies and experienced students alike! "

Paige Mantel, former student (Writing & Publishing the Travel Essay)

The Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference

Book Passage - Corte Madera , California
August 10 to 13, 2017

I'm delighted to be teaching again at the annual Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference in Corte Madera in 2017!

It's always a highlight of my year to spend four days at the world's best bookstore, on faculty with some of the world's best travel writers and photographers, in the company of loads of fabulous people, talking and listening, teaching and learning, eating and drinking, and (it's no secret this is my favorite part) singing karaoke! (Optional for you, not for me.) This singular conference is pure magic and inspiration, and I hope you'll join us this year!


Book Passage , 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera , California

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I have found that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” –Mark Twain