Diane LeBow is an award winning writer, photojournalist, and President emerita of the Bay Area Travel Writers. Based in San Francisco, Diane has published stories with Salon.com, VIA Magazine, Copley News Service, Travelers Tales, Seal, and Cleis Press anthologies, and numerous newspapers, magazines, and internet publications. Read more... Announcements: Revealing Afghanistan: Travel inside Afghanistan through the photography, poetry, and prose of three Bay Area women writers who visited there from 2000-2010. Join us at a benefit for Afghans4Tomorrow, an international non-profit humanitarian organization with headquarters in Kabul, providing education for girls in secret home schools, health care and medicines and vocational training for Afghan villagers, through their hard-working staff in Afghanistan, on July 1 in San Francisco. When: July 1, 2014, 7 p.m. Where: The Clay Jones Building, 1250 Jones Street (at Clay Street), San Francisco Parking at Grace Cathedral, Masonic Building, or Washington Street at Jones Street Garage. Register by e-mailing Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org Travel Stories From Around the Globe: Discoveries, Insights and Adventures from Members of Bay Area Travel Writers: "An Italian Bedtime Story" (about being chloroformed and robbed on an Italian train) and "The Infelicities of Travel: Gems among the Ruins" (how some of the best travel experiences depend on things first going awry on the road). To purchase Travel Stories From Around the Globe, visit BATW's website, Book Passages in Corte Madera and SF Ferry Building, or on the Kindle and in hardcopy on Amazon. Check out some of Diane's latest articles on Examiner.com Awards Diane Lebow won the 2010 Gold and 2011 Silver Travelers' Tales SOLAS Awards for Best Women's Travel Writing. Read more about Diane's awards.