Travel Writing

4-Week Class Starts July 7

Travel Writing

$250 (if registered by 6/9/2014); $275 (after 6/9/2014)*

Instructor: TBA; Guest Instructor: Virginia Morrell

This class is all about exploring the world around you—whether that’s through a trip to Marrakesh or by investigating the hidden gems of your own town. We’ll think about ways writers investigate new territory through art, adventure, conversation, culture, and food.  Participants will learn techniques to observe in detail, record their experiences, and turn those experiences into essays that will be of interest to a wide readership. Class members will write two short pieces and one essay. With guest lecture and live video chat from National Geographic writer Virginia Morell.

Week 1: Observation and Note-Taking Techniques

Week 2: Adding Narrative

Week 3: Incorporating Research

Week 4: Revising and Completing Your Essay

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*Registration includes a 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction for U.S. residents only. Participants outside the U.S. can contact Anjali Sachdeva at sachdeva[at] to receive an ebook, Creating Nonfiction: Lessons from the Voice of the Genre, in lieu of the subscription. We welcome students from anywhere in the world!