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Michael Shapiro is a writer, photographer and interviewer who specializes in travel. He’s the author of A Sense of Place and works part-time as an editor at The Press Democrat, in Santa Rosa, Calif.

He is the author of A Sense of Place: Great Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft, Lives, and Inspiration (Travelers’ Tales) a collection of interviews with Bill Bryson, Frances Mayes, Paul Theroux, Peter Matthiessen, Tim Cahill, Jan Morris, Pico Iyer, Isabel Allende, Simon Winchester, and many others. Shapiro’s story about rafting through the Grand Canyon in the wake of John Wesley Powell’s first descent is in The Best Travel Writing 2011. His essay, “The Longest Day” appears in The Best Travel Writing 2005.

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Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference, August 18-21, 2022

This four-day seminar has opened the gates to aspiring and working travel writers and photographers for three decades. Shapiro attended the first conference in 1992 and went on to write for the San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post and National Geographic. Beyond being a great learning environment, with morning classes, afternoon panel discussions and plenty of time to connect directly with fel Read more of this blog post »
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