Travel Book Launch - Home & Away
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|Wed 8 Aug ’12, 6:00pm–8:00pm||
Where: Heritage Hotel & Conference Centre, 35 Hobson St, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
- Travcom members: $29.00
- Non-Travcom members: $35.00
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: helen81
If you love anything to do with travel or books, you need to know that Travcom is launching a very special book on 8 August.
Travel is in the Kiwi bloodstream: whether bound for Kaiwaka or Kowloon, we have an insatiable appetite for living out of a suitcase and, in select cases, writing about it. This new anthology presents 35 stories by award-winning members of Travcom.
Travcom was founded to encourage and support professional travel writing and photography in New Zealand. Home & Away marks the twentieth anniversary of Travcom’s high profile Travel Media Awards, which celebrate the excellence and diversity of contributors to magazines, newspapers and books. The stories in this anthology, edited by Graeme Lay, span not only every continent but also the homeland, proving you don’t have to go far to discover distance. A good travel story, says Lay, transports the reader to another place; so let this book carry you to Goa, Thailand, Fiji, Mandalay, The Everglades, Tahiti, Provence, Hamilton…
Keynote speaker Gordon McLauchlan, co-founder of Travcom, will talk about how the travel writing industry has changed over the past 20 years, and a selection of contributors will read excerpts from Home & Away.
Michele A’Court, Fergus Blakiston, Steve Braunias, Susan Buckland, Mike Cartlidge, Shelley-Maree Cassidy, Robin Charteris, Carroll du Chateau, Yvonne van Dongen, Greg Dixon, Simon Farrell-Green, Sue Farley, James Frankham, Karen Goa, Michele Hewitson, Gerard Hindmarsh, Kapka Kassabova, Virginia Larson, Graeme Lay, Nicola Legat, Liz Light, Bob Maysmor, John McCrystal, Lauren Quaintance, Graham Reid, Tom Romeo, Gus Roxburgh, Paul Rush, Mark Scott, Pamela Wade, Joanna Wane, Keri Welham, Mike White, John Woods and Jill Worrall.
Join the celebration, meet the authors, get your Home & Away signed and buy copies as Christmas presents! Travcom has a limited number of books at a discounted launch rate – available only at this event.
Tickets include nibbles and a drink on arrival (cash bar thereafter).
R.S.V.P. by 5pm Monday 6 August.
Sorry, no door sales, please book ahead.
Please be aware that if we reserve a ticket for you we are bound to pay the Heritage Hotel for the numbers we give them on Monday 6/8/2012 and will therefore ask you to pay for the ticket, whether you are able to attend or not.
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Travcom is a not-for-profit association of New Zealand travel writers, photographers and travel-related communicators. It was established in the early 1990s to encourage and promote quality, professional travel writing and photography. The association has more than 200 members. Travcom holds functions each year from editorial-based presentations, informative sessions and exhibitions to informal networking evenings. Best known and most popular is its annual Travel Photographer and Travel Writer awards. For more information about Travcom see www.travelcommunicators.co.nz.