Fellow writers, the annual Northwest Travel Writers Conference, Travel and Words, is a fantastic event for both aspiring, beginning and experienced travel writers. I’ve attended the last three years and many of my article assignments came from contacts I made at the conference.
Travel and Words is designed to help attendees cultivate story leads. As of February, confirmed editors on this year’s editor’s panel are:
- Northwest Travel Magazine editor Allen Cox
- Montana Magazine editor Jenna Cederberg
- Chile Pepper Magazine editor Rick McMillen
- Washington Travel & Life, Prime, Inland Business Catalyst and Spokane CDA Woman editor Stephanie Regalado
- Idaho Magazine editor and publisher Kitty Delorey Fleischman
The conference also features tourism exhibitors from throughout the Greater Northwest to help travel writers focus their leads. These representatives share information about the regions they represent, which include Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, and Alaska, to help you take story ideas to the next level.
Attendees can also choose to attend up to two conference workshops. This year’s topics are:
- Create Killer Pitches for Editors Near & Far
- Expand Your Freelance Writing
- Tune Up Your Travel Articles
- Cast A Wider Net: Expand Regional Research
- Writing Travel Guidebooks & Travel Memoirs
A Networking Mixer with no-host bar on Sunday will offer hearty appetizers prepared by the Davenport Hotel and selected regional wineries and cideries. “Travel & Words is an interactive forum for travel and tourism industry professionals, editors, publishers, and freelance writers to connect, share resources, and explore story ideas,” said Myrna Oakley, Chair of the conference.
For further details or to register visit the Travel and Words website.