Aug 07 2019
Pre-Conference Class: Candace Rose Rardon - The Art & Soul of Travel Sketching

Pre-Conference Class: Candace Rose Rardon - The Art & Soul of Travel Sketching

Presented by Book Passage at Book Passage, Corte Madera

Travel sketching not only helps us create rich, vibrant memories of the places we’re exploring — it’s a powerful, meaningful way to unlock deeper connections when we’re traveling.

Join professional sketch artist and illustrator Candace Rose Rardon for a day of watercolor travel sketching.

Whether you’re looking to hone and develop your sketching skills, or discover them for the first time, creativity will be at the heart of this workshop.

The morning will begin at Book Passage in Corte Madera with a classroom-based sketching workshop and series of demonstrations covering perspective, composition, and watercolors. After lunch, Rardon will lead participants on the Larkspur Path to downtown Larkspur, where the group will sketch on-location together.

By the end of the day, participants will have developed greater confidence with sketching on-location, as well as a creative new way of documenting their travels. Lunch will be provided.

Candace Rose Rardon is a writer, illustrator, and visual storyteller whose work has appeared on National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel site, Longreads, BBC Travel, and in Lonely Planet travel anthologies, among others. In addition, her website Moment Sketchers has received a bronze Lowell Thomas Award for best travel blog, and she earned an MA in Travel Writing from Kingston University in London. Conference alum.


Travel Writers & Photographers Conference
Aug. 8-11, 2019 • Corte Madera • 28th Annual
World’s Premier Conference for Travel Writers & Photographers

The Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference has an extraordinary, international reputation among publishers, editors, and writers. Now in its 28th year, this four-day conference offers an array of writing and photography workshops in the morning, a full afternoon of panels and discussions, and evening faculty presentations. The faculty includes publishers, magazine editors, photographers, travel essayists, and more.

The collegial atmosphere of this four-day conference is legendary, with participants and faculty from all over the world. There are morning specialty classes, afternoon sessions on topics of interest, and evening presentations by well-known writers and photographers. Optional evaluations of participants’ work are available. The conference begins with a big opening dinner and includes breakfast and lunch buffets each day.

Admission Info

$120 - Travel Writers & Photographers Conference participants
$170 - General public

Phone: 415-927-0960 x239


Additional time info:

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Dates & Times

2019/08/07 - 2019/08/07

Location Info

Book Passage, Corte Madera

51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925

Parking Info

Parking lot