Saturday, May 2, 2009

2009 B.C. ASSOCIATION of TRAVEL WRITERS' SYMPOSIUM

May 2, 2009: We attended the annual travel writers symposium at the Listel Hotel on Robson Street today. Apart from providing an opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow members of the BCATW, there were also attendees from other media & tourism organizations.

Featured guest speakers were Julie Ferguson, a successful freelance non-fiction writer for 40 years and a popular speaker at writers' conferences and renown photojournalist, Michael DeFreitas, who has published three travel guides and has written and illustrated hundreds of travel articles featuring over 60 countries.

My lovely wife, Kathryn, a writer who has her first yet to be published book lurking on her computer's hard drive, won the first door prize of the afternoon. I also won a later door prize (a spa visit to absolute spa group at the Century Plaza Hotel) which my wife will be enjoying, along with my mom. when I send them both there to be pampered and spoiled.

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