Folio Writes: The Romance of Travel Writing
Travel writing sounds too good to be true! You head off to France, Hawaii, or the Swiss Alps, take some notes, shoot some photos and then write articles that sell for enough to pay for the entire trip...and more! But the reality is that only a handful of writers get these really choice assignments. This workshop will help you become one of the lucky few. It will introduce you to the fundamentals of travel writing, including scenic writing, creating suspense, and point of view and how to pitch those stories to an editor at an appropriate magazine, newspaper or website.
Nicholas O’Connell, M.F.A, Ph.D., is the author of, The Storms of Denali (University of Alaska and Chicago presses, 2012), On Sacred Ground: The Spirit of Place in Pacific Northwest Literature (U.W. Press, 2003), At the Field’s End: Interviews with 22 Pacific Northwest Writers (U.W. Press, 1998), Contemporary Ecofiction (Charles Scribner’s, 1996) and Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers (Mountaineers, 1993). He contributes to Newsweek, Gourmet, Saveur, Outside, GO, National Geographic Adventure, Condé Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Sierra, The Wine Spectator, Commonweal, Image and many other places. He’s the founder of the online journal www.thewritersworkshopreview.net and www.thewritersworkshop.net.
Tuesday, February 11, 7:00 pm
$50 Folio Members