Elaine Lee

Elaine Lee

Fall Newsletter – 2020

Here is a link to the Fall 2020 edition! https://ckarchive.com/b/d0ueh0hvg0ld Below is excerpt: Wavelength is the Black Travel Alliance’s premier networking event connecting the travel industry to Black travel journalists, creators, and influencers, taking place virtually on 5th December 2020 from 12 noon to 4 pm ET/5 pm to 9 pm BST. – Expedia Group …

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Meet Africa’s New Chocolatocracy. Check out Elaine’s story in Bon Appetit

Halloween week 2020 was the ideal time to share the candy story that I recently wrote for Bon Appetit Magazine! It was a labor of love to write about five of my fav subjects: Africa, Paris, chocolate, women’s entrepreneurship and prying off the shackles of colonialism. Excerpt:When we think of chocolate, brands like Hershey’s, Cadbury, …

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Elaine Lee and Faith Adiele gave an online workshop on the history of black travel and black travel writing.

On August 11, 2020, the Bay Area Travel Writers Association hosted an online presentation featuring Elaine Lee and Faith Adiele. Elaine spoke on the history of black travel and her speech was entitled “From the Slaveship to the Spaceship” followed by Faith who shared her efforts to decolonize travel writing, update the canon, expand the …

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“Go Girl” selected as one of top 15 travel books by Travel Noire.

TravelNoire recently published a list of their top 15 travel books and “Go Girl” made the cut. Travel Noire is a digital platform that helps African American travelers, discover, plan and experience new destinations. They are dedicated to facilitating conversation and providing resources to black travelers around the globe. They are one of the leaders …

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Special Summer 2020 edition

Link to the newsletter here: https://ckarchive.com/b/mvu7h5hw675m Below is an excerpt from the newsletter: Afrocentric Travel News/Info Feature articles – thanks to BLM there a plethora of them. Here is a sampling. Looking for more information about racial discrimination in the travel industry? Check out Travel Massive’s BLM lounge – a space to share resources, information, links, …

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Summer 2020 edition

Below is a link to the newsletter: https://ckarchive.com/b/n4uohvheknpq Below is an excerpt from the newsletter: The Root, the premier online destination for news, politics, and culture from an African American perspective, is looking for freelance weekend and evening writers. Travelnoire is hiring a Community Experience Manager, Travel Noire. For more info: visit BlavityInc.com/Careers. Conde Naste …

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“Go Girl” is featured in Oprah Magazine Guide to Best Travel Books

Oprah Magazine’s “26 Best Travel Books That Will Take You All Around the World With No Plane Ticket Required” showcased “Go Girl: The Black Woman’s Book of Travel and Adventure” as number “24”!!!! July 2020 https://www.oprahmag.com/entertainment/g32908707/best-travel-books/?fbclid=IwAR3hfzGwfXNhhN0XEEVv4EoEUu_3SWJZMkQak6L7A8pQhPlo36jHrtGKzfI

Winter 2020 Newsletter

Below is a link to the Winter 2020 newsletter! https://shoutout.wix.com/so/b8M-K3wec Here is an excerpt from it: Lavinia Spaulding is happy to announce she will be editing another volume of The Best Women’s Travel Writing, published by Travelers’ Tales.  THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 31, 2020, and the anthology will come out in the fall of …

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Couples’ eatery featured in article written by Lee for Cuisinoir.

Cuisine Noir the leading food, wine and travel lifestyle magazine for the African Diaspora, recetnly published a story I wrote entitled: “From California to The Gambia: Couple Opens the Country’s First Vegan Eatery.” I had the pleasure of dining at their eatery when I was in Gambia in May 2019. “Eat to live, don’t live to eat” …

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Travel Writing Opportunities

Fall Newsletter 2019 Edition

Below is a link to the newsletter! https://shoutout.wix.com/so/a6MmiLbpJ Below in an excerpt from the newsletter. WITS-Women in Travel Summit is heading to Riga, Latvia from November 8-10 for their first ever Europe Summit. For more info visit: https://witsummit.com/europe

New travel writing course Fall 2019 at WICE in Paris

Elaine Lee was invited to teach the first ever travel writing workshop at WICE, an English speaking educational center in Paris. Shortly after announcing the workshop in August enrollment reached capacity and there was a lengthy waiting list. On October 19th and 20th, Elaine’s “Travel Writing 101” class was enthusiastically received by the attendees. She …

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