Special Guests

Lisa Lubin — via Skype, Date:  Nov. 3

Lisa Lubin is a three-time Emmy-award-winning television writer/producer/editor. She produced a variety of broadcast specials, including a weekly lifestyles and entertainment magazine show on ABC Chicago for nearly a decade. After a thirteen-year career in broadcast television she decided to take a sabbatical of sorts, which turned into 3+ years traveling and working her way around the world.  She has written about the (mis)adventures that ensued as she traipsed around the globe on her travel website, www.LLworldtour.com, which has had hundreds of thousands of hits and subscribers from all over the world.  She was recently interviewed live on WGN-TV’s Morning News and ABC’s Good Morning America.  Her site was a finalist in the 2008 Weblog Awards and listed as one of the “Travel Blogs I can’t live without” in 2008 and top twenty “most-inspirational’ blogs of 2007” by nationally syndicated columnist Chris Elliott. Lisa was also featured on MSNBC.com, Frommers.com, the Chicago Daily Herald, the NJ Daily Record, Women on the Road, The Travel Chicks Radio ShowBlog Talk Radio, the Amateur Traveler Podcast, and Chicagoist.  Furthermore,  her articles and photographs have been published by Sunset Magazine, Smithsonian Online, The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Go Nomad, Brave New Traveler, and The Savvy Gal.   Besides her own site, Lisa is a weekly blogger for WGN-TV’s show, Chicago’s Best, on ChicagoNow.com and Encyclopedia Britannica. She also writes and does social media and publicity for goby.com. Lisa has teamed up with Whole Foods, REI, and Hostelling International for several ‘Travel and Food’ lectures and recently hosted the Chicago portion of the national “Meet, Plan, Go” event at REI.

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Sarah McCollum – will visit our class on Nov. 17

Sarah McCollum, publisher of Capital City Books and director of
Hartwood Creative, has edited creative, academic and corporate works,
published book projects and served as a marketing and creative
strategist for individuals and organizations. With a background in
teaching university-level writing courses, she enjoys all types of
editing projects as well as working as a writing coach and mentor. She
holds an M.A. in English from the University of Tennessee where she
also achieved Ph.D. candidacy (ABD) in English Literature. Sarah lives
in Richmond where she reads, gardens, tries her hand at web design and
entertains her two cats.

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