How do you become a travel writer? Taking it even further, how do you get started as a novelist? We asked two authors to sit down and have a coffee shop conversation over Twitter to find out. Join us tomorrow as T+L Features Director, Luke Barr (@lukebarr), and T+L contributing editor, Gary Shteyngart (@Shteyngart), discuss how to become a travel writer, memorable tales of dinners and travels past, and ultimately how Shteyngart the novelist also became Shteyngart, a T+L contributing editor.
While Barr and Shteyngart will be having coffee talk, perhaps without coffee and of course in different cities, sitting at different tables, and on Twitter instead of in a cafe—we’d like you to join us for the chat and maybe even buy a latte beforehand. T+L will be there, interrupting every so often to ask Shteyngart one of your questions.
Be sure to pickup (or download) Shteyngart’s latest novel, Little Failure: A Memoir (above) and Barr’s first novel: Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste.
How does it work?
2. Head over to http://twitter.com. Enter the hashtag #TL_Chat into the search bar and select the "All" search option to follow the chat in real time.
3. Remember to always add the hashtag #TL_Chat to your tweets.
4. We'll pulse out some questions for our expert panel to answer, but feel free to post your own responses. Or ask questions of your own!
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Gabrielle Blitz is the Associate Social Media Editor at Travel + Leisure