May 12 Meeting: Don George on Writing for Anthologies

Don George: On Writing for a Travel Anthology
Travel writing runs the gamut, from service journalism to poetry. All have their welcome place in a range of publications– but writing a piece that gets accepted for a prestigious anthology of writing can be different, with its own rewards and requirements.
We called on the expert: Don George, renowned travel writer and editor of a dozen literary travel anthologies, will tell us how to increase the chance that our stories will be accepted for a book of travel stories. He’ll talk about the editing process, what editors are looking for, and about what could cause a piece to be rejected. He  welcomes your questions: Please send questions and comments before the meeting to Judith Horstman at
Time and Place: Wednesday, May 12, 2021: 5 pm – 6:30 pm. Invitation by email.
About Don George: In a career spanning four decades, Bay Area travel writer and editor Don George has visited 90 countries on six continents. He has been travel editor at the   San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle, founder and editor of Salon’s Wanderlust travel site, and global travel editor for Lonely Planet. He is currently editor-at-large for National Geographic Travel, where he has been contributing columns, book reviews, and feature stories since 2007. Don is author of the award-winning anthology  The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George, and of   How to Be a Travel Writer, the best-selling travel writing guide in the world. His most recent book is  Wanderlust in the Time of Coronavirus: Dispatches from a Year of Traveling Close to Home.
He has edited a dozen acclaimed literary anthologies, including  The Kindness of Strangers,  A Moveable Feast, and  An Innocent Abroad. He also teaches writing workshops, leads tours around the world for National Geographic and GeoEx, and edits the GeoEx blog. Don is known to many of us as co-founder and chairman of the Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference, now in its 30  th year, and co-founder and host of the Weekday Wanderlust reading series in San Francisco. He lives in Piedmont with his wife, Kuniko.
NOTE: This meeting will be recorded. By joining this meeting you acknowledge and agree that your image may appear on such recording.



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