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Myrna has authored more than a dozen Northwest travel guides including Off the Beaten Path Oregon (ten editions); Off the Beaten Path Washington (four editions); Visiting Northwest Public & Private Gardens; Recommended Bed & Breakfasts Pacific Northwest, and Bed & Breakfast Northwest (two editions). She teaches Travel Writing and Novel Writing at area colleges and conferences. “In more than 25 years of researching and writing about the greater Pacific Northwest, I still love this vast scenic region."

TIM NEVILLE, Freelance Writer

TIM NEVILLE, Freelance Writer

Travel & Words Spring ’15 welcomes freelance writer TIM NEVILLE as a Presenter. Tim epitomizes the Travel & Words theme: Research at Home and Away. Pitch. Write. Publish. Tim first “Researched at Home,” at a Montana newspaper on a hard news beat. Later, he re-focused his insatiable curiosity to “Researching Away” as a fulltime freelance […]

Sunriver Resort & Village Eateries

Sunriver Resort & Village Eateries

Eateries Open at Sunriver Resort Lodge, March and April 2015: Merchant Trader Café Open daily 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.. and located on lower level in the main lodge (541-593-3790 or Ext. 3790). Crosswater Grille Open Wednesday-Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Upscale dining, located at the nearby Crosswater Golf Course, reservations recommended (541-593-3400 or […]

Program Highlights for Spring ’15

Program Highlights for Spring ’15

Travel and Words ’15 April 26—27, 2015 Sunriver Resort, Oregon (located in Sunriver, about 15 miles south of Bend) Since the final details for the conference are still being confirmed, there may be additions and changes in the Program Schedule, so please stay tuned. Sunday, April 26, 2015     12:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. 12:00 p.m. Conference Check-In […]

Travel and Words ’15 Conference

On April 26-27th, freelance writers will explore and research at Sunriver Resort, Bend, OR in the scenic high desert region of Central Oregon next spring. Get acquainted with Lava Butte, Lava Cast Forest, Lava River Cave and snow-capped peaks on the western horizon as well as delicious Brews and Breweries, new Cideries, casual and fine Eateries, and […]

Sharpen Your Writing Skills at the Workshop Intensives

Sharpen Your Writing Skills at the Workshop Intensives

Sharpen your writing and marketing skills for greater success at the Travel and Words workshop intensives. As soon as the conference convenes, registered attendees can sign up for two different workshops on Monday, one in the morning and the second in the afternoon. Each workshop usually runs 1-1/2 hours. This year, learn about creating a […]

Luxury and Upscale Markets

Luxury and Upscale Markets

You already write articles for a number of upscale markets? Or, you wonder if you have what it takes to write for these active-lifestyle and discriminating readers? Or you’d like to explore and gain savvy tips for learning how to pitch to luxury and upscale magazine markets? You’re itching to pack your bags and hit […]

Travel and Fiction Writing

What can we learn from Fiction Writers and Novelists that relates to travel writing? Can we use some of the strategies that a novelist uses when we research, pitch, write and fashion a travel article? Novelists use Dialogue, Character Action, Narration, Description, and Exposition as they develop Main Characters, Heroes, Heroines and Sidekick Characters as […]

Allen Cox

Statement from the Conference Chair

One of the most rewarding endeavors I’ve undertaken in my media career is chairing the Northwest Travel Writers Conference, Travel and Words (TWC). Witnessing the productive connections that spark between travel writers and destination marketers at the conference is very encouraging. And seeing the end result—a well-written published article by one of the writers in […]

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