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This intimate stage allows attendees to support and meet award-winning local travel authors who have penned essays, non-fiction works, travel guide books, pictorial books, and even cookbooks.
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Saturday, January 26

Linda Watson
Author of “Cook for Good” will be talking about going local.

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12 Noon
Mike O’Mary
Author and publisher Mike O’Mary will be talking about his newest title, Be There Now: travel stories from around the world.

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Cynthia Clampitt
Freelance writer, culinary historian, and world traveler. She’ll be talking about her adventures “Down Under”.

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Colleen Sen
Colleen’s articles have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Christian Science Monitor, Toronto Globe and Mail, Travel and Leisure, Food Arts, Yoga International, and elsewhere. In 1998 she began attending the Oxford Symposia on Food and Cookery in the U.K. and has become a regular participant. Get a taste of India as she’ll be talking about her books, Curry: A Global History and Food Culture of India.

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Sunday, January 27

Robert Rodi
(b.1956) was born in Chicago, a town seething with literary and musical energy, and he has spent his life immersed in their currents. Stop by to learn more about all things Italian, specifically the great Tuscan horse race, the Palio and his book “Seven Seasons In Siena”.

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12 Noon
Robert Mueller
If you’re interested in war history, don’t miss Robert Mueller’s talk on “Fields of War: Fifty Key Battlefields in France and Belgium” it as received four national book awards including a Bronze Medal from the Military Writers Society of America.

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Linda Kissam
Co-authored of “A Recipe for Temecula Wine Country” with Tom Plant, she’ll be talking about Temecula Wine Country and going local.

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Kathy Ayer
Chef and Travel Writer, talks about her new book and travels to Puglia, Italy.

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Sherrie Wilkolaski
Author of the “Cookies and Cocktails” cookbook series, giving out some cookie and cocktail recipes and talking about finding local bookshops when you travel.

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