Have you ever wanted to write travel articles or a travel blog for others to read, or simply for your own pleasure?
Would you like to learn more about creative travel writing, and what it is that makes a travel article memorable?
Why not attend one of our popular Travel Writing Workshops?
Next course dates:
Wednesday 18 May 2016 – 12.30 pm until 4.30 pm
Wednesday 21 September 2016 – 10.30 am until 2.30 pm
Location: Age UK offices in Tavistock Square, London WC1
Price: £65 per person including tea, coffee, biscuits and sandwiches
We are very lucky to have secured, once again, the services of experienced travel writers Deborah Stone and Nick Dalton to run the workshop.
Here’s what some of the attendees at the last course had to say:
“I really enjoyed the Travel Writing Course and it certainly met my expectations”.
“Both Nick and Deborah were very good. I particularly thought that Deborah was very engaging and involved everyone in the course. She encouraged discussion and, at no point was it boring”.
“ I found the course very helpful and enjoyable and was extremely good value for money”.
“I achieved my objectives, which were to find out how travel writing differs from creative writing, and generally to enjoy myself with like-minded people”.
“I found the day relaxing, everyone was friendly, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.”
Deborah Stone is a widely-published cruise writer and has edited the Daily Telegraph’s Cruise Style supplements as well as written for them. She also writes regularly for the Daily Express cruise pages and has worked on the Telegraph and Express Travel Desks. She also writes about the British Isles, contributing to The Telegraph, The Times, Daily Mail and Daily and Sunday Express, and is a co-author of Frommer’s Wales With Your Family and joint lead writer with Nick of Frommer’s England & Wales 2012. Read an article by Deborah
Nick Dalton has written extensively on travel for The Times, the Daily Telegraph, Daily Express and many magazines. He has written and edited guidebooks for Frommer’s, edited ski magazines and written publications for destinations in the US. He writes regularly on skiing and cruising and has recently been nominated for the best Travel Guidebook at the British Travel Awards. Read an article by Nick
The day will begin with tea & coffee at 10.30 am. Topics covered in the first part of the morning will include the various motives and inspirations for travel writing, and reviewing sample articles for their different styles and content. You will also have the opportunity to create and share your own work. There will be a mid-morning break for tea, coffee and biscuits, followed by a talk about newspapers, magazines, blogging and self-publishing. The subject of blogging will be explored further with some tips and advice on setting up your own blog and a general session of Q&A. The workshop will close around 2.30pm and include a light working lunch.
It is set to be an interesting and enjoyable experience for aspiring travel writers, with or without prior experience. Or why not buy a place as a gift for a friend or relative who enjoys writing?
How to book
Places are limited, and will be available on a first come first served basis. To register your interest, please email [email protected] stating the number of places required.
We ran a competition with Journeys magazine which many people from our travel writing workshops entered. The winning entry and those of the runners up are here on our blog. We plan to run another competition in the future – watch this space!