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Ugogurl Productions has just published the 2023 fall edition of its Afrocentric travel media newsletter. (22nd edition)

It includes calls for submission, jobs, travel writing classes, article links and much more. If you would like to be on the mailing list to receive the newsletter in the future or have news to share, just send an email to elaineruthlee@gmail.com.To see the most recent version of the newsletter, just visit the link! Sample

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Elaine Lee has a chapter in “Nature Swagger”!

Good news, I have a chapter in the newly released Chronicle Books publication “Nature Swagger” by Rue Mapp, founder of “Outdoor Afro”, the leading USA based Afrocentric Outdoor Adventure/Nature Lovers Association. Since its creation in 2009, the organization has grown from one to seventy chapters across the USA. https://outdoorafro.org Rue chose to include the story

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Elaine Lee was a featured speaker at the 2022 SF Bay Area Travel and Adventure Show

Good news! Elaine Lee was a featured speaker at the 2022 SF Bay Area Travel and Adventure Show which was held at the Santa Clara Convention Center.  On May 21st, she taught a travel writing class and was joined on stage by social media/marketing guru, Matthew Felix. Together they provided a top notch insight into

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Elaine’s article wins second place in the Los Angeles Press Club’s 14th Annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award Program.

Good news, my article came in 2nd place in the “Art Feature” segment of the Los Angeles Press Club’s 14th Annual Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Program. It was right behind a New York Times story!!! How cool is that? No such thing as a small victory! The Award Ceremony was held on 2/17/22! https://lapressclub.org/

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Excerpt from Interview with Elaine in Essence’s July Edition

A few of my travel tips are being featured in this month’s Essence Magazine. One of their staffers conducted an extensive interview with me a few weeks ago on the subject of road travel but they only showcased a small segment of the discussion and no picture. Darn it. Nonetheless, I am glad they sought me out, asked for input, gave me a shout out and an opportunity to encourage people to hit the road. No such thing as a small victory.

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