Literary Traveler Launches New Community and Video Sites and The Literary Traveler Conference

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Literary Traveler announces a beta for new community and video sites along with a new travel conference. During the beta, visitors will be able to join the new community and social network to create their own blogs. Literary Traveler also introduces a companion video service along with the First Annual Literary Traveler Conference, to be held at the Hotel Marlowe (A Kimpton Hotel) in Cambridge, MA, on April 24th 2010.

We're thrilled about the launch of our new services and conference. We feel that the video and community features will inspire readers to become part of what they have read. - Francis McGovern, Founder, Literary Traveler

Literary Traveler, a critically-acclaimed online travel destination announced today that it will launch a series of new sites and services to inspire their audience.

As Literary Traveler celebrates its 12th year on the web, http://www.literarytraveler.com, the site has expanded to include http://www.literarytraveler.net a new community site where readers can discuss articles, connect with other literary travelers by starting their own blog or using the site’s new social networking service. Readers can also set up a detailed profile and choose friends and create groups.

To create a complete experience Literary Traveler has launched a new video site http://www.literarytraveler.tv This site will continue to tell the great stories from LiteraryTraveler.com - but they’ll be brought to life in short video segments that make the writers and places come alive. Literarytraveler.tv will go behind the pages of the great works of literature – to tell a deep and powerful story of inspiration – the story of the writer’s life and the places that inspired them. The first episodes include "Home To Walden" a seven mile walk to Walden Pond, and a road trip to visit Flannery O'Connor's legacy in Georgia.

Literary Traveler is also pleased to announce the First Annual Literary Traveler Conference, to be held at the Hotel Marlowe (A Kimpton Hotel) in Cambridge, MA, on April 24th from 8am to 5pm. This unique one-day conference is designed to bring together Literary Travelers and create an opportunity for readers to meet face to face and learn about new books, tours, and meet some great writers at the same time. There will be exhibits, seminars, speakers on writing, as well as an award presentation for the most engaging new online literary travel writing at the conference. Tickets for the conference are $89. Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack are included. Publishers, tour companies, travel websites, and tourism boards who are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the conference should contact: conference(at)literarytraveler(dot)com. To register for the conference, please visit: http://www.conference.literarytraveler.net

About Literary Traveler

Literary Traveler is a travel website dedicated to the exploration of the literary imagination. It publishes inspiring, informative articles about writers, creative artists, and the places that they lived and traveled and promotes literary tours. Its goal is to provide a link between travelers and their favorite authors and artists, as well as to provide a forum for enthusiasts of literature and travel to share their knowledge. Literary Traveler has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. For more information, please visit http://www.literarytraveler.com. or follow on Twitter and Facebook http://www.twitter.com/literarytravelr http://www.facebook.com/literarytraveler

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