From the Board: Zoom has been a Boon

Here we are, rolling merrily toward the holidays as we wrap up another innovative year of monthly meetings for BATW. Lest we forget all that’s been done – despite the pandemic – here is a list of professional development events we’ve had, just on Zoom. This doesn’t include in-person events at Jack London State Historic Park, Hanson of Sonoma Distillery, Straus Home Ranch, Moxy Hotel and our upcoming holiday party in Oakland. Thank you to every board member and general member who had a part in planning or covering these stellar programs. For recordings of many of the Zoom events, check out our new BATW Youtube channel.


August 21st, 2021 at 5 p.m: Famed Irish author Kevin O’Hara joins BATW for a special zoom event.

July 29, 2021 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm: BATW and Book Passage proudly present an Evening with Don George: 40 Years a Travel Writer. On Zoom.

July 14, 2021 from 5:30-6:30 pm: Join BATW member and veteran pod-master Tom Wilmer as he shows us the technical basics, along with some tricks of the trade, on how to create clear and marketable podcasts.

May 12, 2021: 5 pm – 6:30 pm: Don George on Writing for a Travel Anthology.

April 14, 2021 from 5-6 p.m: BATW’s Book Bonanza featuring a plethora of BATW authors who’ve published books during the pandemic.

March 6, 2021 from 11am-1pm: BATW’s “Blog Day Afternoon” on the ins and outs of publishing your own blog.

February 10, 2021 at 5 p.m.: Zoom cooking class with Cookbook author, teacher and chef Linda Carucci

January 13, 2021 at 5:30 p.m: BATW’s annual membership meeting on Zoom.

December 3, 2020, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm: Launch of our latest anthology, Travel Stories of Wonder and Change.

November 14th, 2020, 4 p.m: Cocktail Crafting Class on Zoom.

November 7th, 2020, 4 p.m: Whiskey Tasting on Zoom.

October 6, 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Part two of a lively discussion about responsible travel during Covid.

September 29, 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: A Panel discussion on responsible travel during Covid.

September 9, 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Chatty Hour Zoom Party

August 29, 2020: Coffee tasting with Triple Coffee and Honduran coffee producer on Zoom.

August 11, 2020 from 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm, Black Travel Writing and Black Travel History with BATW’s Elaine Lee and travel writing instructor Faith Adiele.

July 16, 2020 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Zoom workshop on social media with expert Karen Kefauver.

July 11, 2020 from 2-3pm: Zoom meeting with the founders of Hidden Compass: an online travel magazine.

June 17, 2020 from 5-6 pm: Renowned travel writer Tim Cahill and Sierra Magazine editor Katie O’Reilly

May 8, 2020: Corporate members: Changes in travel tourism

April 21, 2020: Meet the Editors Panel

April 7, 2020: Chatty hour: BATW members connect and update

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