BATW Events

Lee Foster Travel Photography Awards Nov. 3

Our inaugural event honoring photographer Lee Foster is both on Zoom and in person at the Moxy Hotel in downtown Oakland.

October 25 Meeting: Straus Home Ranch in Marshall

A look at BATW events through fall, including two virtual Corporate Showcases and our November photography awards meeting at the new Moxy Hotel in Oakland.

Hanson of Sonoma Distillery: A Serendipitous Family Saga

MJ Pramik recaps September’s tasty BATW event.

Join us on the 2022 BATW Board of Directors

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From the Board

BATW Executive Director, Ginny Prior, gives you a sneak peak of autumn events you won’t want to miss.

September 29 Meeting: Hanson of Sonoma Distillery and Tasting Room

Enjoy lunch, tastings and a tour with ‘Instagramable’ views of the wine country

Recording Available for an Evening of ‘Craic’ with Author Kevin O’Hara

Kevin O’Hara is a master storyteller and frequent guest of honor at Irish heritage celebrations.

Recording Available for ‘An Evening with Don George’

BATW President Judith Horstman’s conversation with National Geographic travel Writer Don George is now online.

BATW Event for August: An Evening With Ireland’s Last Donkey Pilgrim

Join us for an evening of tales, conversation and Irish trivia with a master storyteller.

BATW July Event: Podcasting for Pros with NPR’s Tom Wilmer

Wilmer is the winner of six SATW Lowell Thomas Awards and a pioneer in podcasting.

BATW Bonus Event for July: An Evening with Don George

Co-sponsored by Book Passage, Don will share stories of his travels to some 90 countries and six continents.

Zoom Recording: May’s Meeting Featuring Don George on Writing for Travel Anthologies

George talked about the editing process, what editors are looking for, and what could cause a piece to be rejected.

Jack London State Historic Park to Host BATW June 13

Jack London’s love of travel and gift for writing make this a natural location for BATW’s meeting.

May 12 Meeting: Don George on Writing for Anthologies

Celebrated travel writer offers insider tips on what editors want and don’t want.

Meetings: BATW Book Bonanza…and Beyond

Upcoming meetings include three major zoom events and an in-person meeting June 13 in Jack London State Park.

BATW Cooking Class:  The Rutabaga Begs Inclusion

MJ Pramik has a tasty take on our February cooking class with Chef Linda Carucci.

BATW Blogging Event: Recap

March zoom event featured plenty of tips for travel bloggers.

March 6 Meeting: Blog Day Afternoon

Our expert panel will offer ideas and insight to help you reach a wider audience with your blog.