There She Goes Again: Women Writing Travel

AWP Panel

AWP Conference - Seattle, WA
February 28, 2014

In this year’s The Best American Travel Writing, three of the 19 essays were written by women. Why such disparity? Are women writing travel and adventure judged under a different set of aesthetics? If so, how does this translate into writing and publishing place-based narratives? These women panelists—memoirists, novelists, poets, and journalists—will discuss the challenges and joys, as well as the doubts and criticism they face in writing and publishing travel and adventure stories.

Panelists: Suzanne Roberts, Pam Houston, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Tracy Ross, Lavinia Spalding


AWP Conference, Room 400, Washington State Convention Center, Level 4 , Seattle, WA


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